Charged With Marijuana Possession? Here's How You Can Support Your Defense
Under federal law, possession of any amount of marijuana can result in fines and jail time. A first offense is punishable by a fine of $1,000 and up to a year in jail. A second offense can get you a mandatory 15-day sentence that can be extended up to two years. After that, 90 days to three years of jail time and a $5,000 fine is the punishment you can expect for possessing marijuana.