Delaware Marijuana Sentencing Laws
In the state of Delaware, as well as the majority of the United States, it is against the law to possess, sell, deliver, cultivate or traffic marijuana. Marijuana use in Delaware is very common. The use of marijuana can typically lead to the use of harder street drugs, prescription narcotics and other controlled substances. Marijuana use is very common in Delaware schools, neighborhoods, parties, bars and at the University of Delaware campus. If you have been arrested and charged with a marijuana crime it is imperative that you consult with a lawyer who has a working knowledge of Delaware Marijuana Laws.
Delaware Marijuana Laws
The penalties for marijuana crimes in Delaware vary according to the type of crime, and amount of illegal drugs involved in the situation.
Possession of Marijuana:
Marijuana possession in Delaware is a Class B misdemeanor.
Sale of Marijuana:
Selling marijuana is a Class E felony that carries with it up to 5 years in prison. Fines range from $1,000.00 to $10,000.00. The penalties are more severe if you were selling at or near a school. As well, using a minor to distribute marijuana or selling marijuana to someone under the age of 16 will carry with it a minimum mandatory period of incarceration.
5-100 pounds is a class B felony, $25,000 fine and 2 year minimum prison sentence. 100-500 pounds carries with it a $50,000.00 fine and minimum 4 years in prison. More than 500 pounds carries a $100,000.00 fine and minimum 8 years in prison.
A Marijuana Crime Conviction and Your Future
A drug crime of any sort puts your freedom and your future in jeopardy. Attempting to defend yourself for a drug crime charge in Delaware, whether it is a misdemeanor or felony, could prove to be a costly mistake. Make every effort possible to ensure that your rights will be protected throughout the entire legal process.
Contact a Middletown Delaware Marijuana Crime Defense Attorney
A marijuana possession, sale or trafficking conviction can severely derail the course of your life. If you have been charged with illegally possessing or intending to deliver marijuana contact a Delaware Cannabis Crime Defense Attorney. Call me, Newark Delaware Drug Charge Defense Attorney Brian J. Chapman at 302-656-2528. Or, email a Delaware Marijuana Crime Defense Attorney by clicking here.
Mr. Chapman serves those accused of drug crimes throughout all of Delaware including areas such as: Brandywine, Fairfax, Wilmington, New Castle, Pike Creek, Hockessin, Christiana, Stanton, Newport, Newark, University of Delaware, Bear, Glasgow, Odessa, Townsend, Middletown, Smyrna, Dover, Milford, Harrington, Georgetown, Seaford, Lewes, Millsboro, Rehoboth Beach, Bethany Beach and Fenwick Island.