Criminal Defense Attorneys Serving Iowa Residents Accused of Possession
Possession of an illicit drug or controlled substance can be one of the more aggressively prosecuted crimes in the State of Iowa. Possession of marijuana, in any amount, is against the law in the State of Iowa, and a person convicted of possession will face penalties depending on the amount in possession, whether or not it is their first offense, and whether the court has reason to believe there was an intent to distribute or traffic the substance. Possession of other substances like cocaine, methamphetamine, or psychedelic drugs can also carry significant penalties. Although certain controlled substances, such as oxycontin, can legally be in your possession if you have a valid prescription, it is illegal to possess these drugs without a valid prescription.
If you have been charged with possession of a controlled substance, it is crucial that you speak to a knowledgeable Iowa criminal defense attorney immediately. At the offices of Hayes Lorenzen Lawyers, PLC, criminal defense attorney Mike Biderman is ready to put his experience to work for you. He offers confidential, free initial consultations and flexible appointments and scheduling options.
Penalties for marijuana possession in Iowa
In the State of Iowa, it is unlawful to possess even a small amount of marijuana for personal use. First offenders can face up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000 if convicted. For second offenses, the penalties increase to one year of jail time and a fine of up to $1,875. Each additional offense is classified as an aggravated misdemeanor, and if you are convicted, you may be facing up to two years in prison and fines of up to $6,250.
If you are charged with manufacturing or distributing marijuana, the potential penalties are much more serious. Even for a first offense, distributing or manufacturing up to 50 kilograms of cannabis is classified as a felony, and if convicted, you may be facing up to 5 years in prison and fines of up to $7,500.
Aggressive criminal defense for Iowa residents charged with possession
At Hayes Lorenzen Lawyers, PLC, Mike Biderman represents clients charged with drug crimes throughout the state of Iowa, including Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, North Liberty, Coralville, Anamosa, Fairfield, Washington, Tipton, Muscatine, Marengo, and other communities throughout Iowa including Johnson, Linn, Jones, Iowa, Washington, Jefferson, Cedar, and Muscatine Counties.
The stakes are simply too high to leave anything to chance. Before you speak to anyone about the details of your case, contact us for a confidential case evaluation. Criminal defense attorney ready to provide comprehensive legal counsel and representation.
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Call criminal defense lawyer Mike Biderman today at (319) 432-7948, and let him know how he can help.