Possession of Marijuana – First Offense

This is a Serious Misdemeanor crime.
No minimum jail sentence.
Maximum of 6 months in jail
Minimum fine $315
Maximum fine $1,000
35% surcharge on all fines imposed
Court costs
Loss of driving privileges for 180 days (exception deferred judgment).
You must obtain a substance abuse evaluation
Stop using. The court may order you to drop a UA.
Disqualified from receiving federal financial aid for 1 year.
If DL suspended, may obtain a Temporary Restricted License.

ADVICE

Call Des Moines, Iowa Criminal Defense Attorney Patrick L. Wilson at 515-822-0203. When questioned by the police, always exercise your right to remain silent and request an attorney.

Marijuana 2nd Offense

In order to secure a conviction for 2nd offense, the State must establish that at the time of your first offense conviction, you were represented by an attorney or you voluntarily waived your right to have an attorney.
Serious Misdemeanor
No minimum jail sentence
Maximum of 1 year in jail
Minimum fine of $315
Maximum fine of $1,850.00
35% surcharge on all fines imposed
Court costs
Loss of driving privileges for 180 days.
May be able to obtain a temporary restricted license.
Must obtain a substance abuse evaluation.
Stop using. The court may order you to drop.
Not eligible to receive a deferred judgment.
Disqualified indefinitely from receiving federal financial aid.

ADVICE

Call Des Moines, Iowa Criminal Defense Attorney Patrick L. Wilson at 515-822-0203. When questioned by the police, always exercise your right to remain silent and request an attorney.

Marijuana 3rd Offense

In order to secure a conviction for 3rd offense, the State must establish that at the time of your first and second offense convictions, you were represented by an attorney or you voluntarily waived your right to have an attorney.
Aggravated Misdemeanor
No minimum jail sentence
Maximum of 2 years in prison.
Minimum fine of $625
Maximum fine of $6,250
35% surcharge on all fines imposed
Court costs
Loss of driving privileges for 180 days.
May be able to obtain a temporary restricted license.
Must obtain a substance abuse evaluation.
Stop using. The court may order you to drop.
Not eligible to receive a deferred judgment.
Disqualified indefinitely from receiving federal financial aid.

ADVICE

Call Des Moines, Iowa Criminal Defense Attorney Patrick L. Wilson at 515-822-0203. When questioned by the police, always exercise your right to remain silent and request an attorney.