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Arrested for Marijuana Possession in Rhode Island?

The Rhode Island Law Offices of John R. Grasso is an experienced team of criminal defense attorneys having a professional medical marijuana lawyer who is dedicated to defending the citizens of Rhode Island against charges under the recently enacted medical marijuana laws.

A Conviction on a Medical Marijuana Charge in Rhode Island Has Penalties Including:

  • Expensive fines
  • Mandatory drug rehabilitation programs
  • Loss of your civil rights (including the right to own a firearm)
  • Loss of employment and limits on future gainful employment
  • Continued social stigma of being a convicted drug offender
  • Lengthy jail or prison sentences
  • Forced time away from your family, friends and other loved ones

If you have been arrested for marijuana possession in Rhode Island, you need a Rhode Island criminal defense lawyer who is knowledgeable and experienced in defending individuals against medical marijuana charges in Rhode Island at the state and federal level.

Aggressive Medical Marijuana Defense Attorney

Rhode Island has permitted the use of medical marijuana since 2006, and has eliminated criminal punishments for the possession, cultivation, and use of marijuana for licensed and registered patients.  Under the Rhode Island medical marijuana laws, patients may possess up to two and a half ounces (2.5 oz).  Patients may also cultivate up to twelve (12) plants. In 2012, recent amendments have altered the legal landscape, bringing legally operating medical marijuana “compassion centers” and caregivers and patients who provide excess to these centers into the crosshairs of local law enforcement officials who may be unfamiliar with the new medical marijuana provisions.

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Not only does Attorney John R. Grasso have a proven record of successfully defending clients against Rhode Island RI medical marijuana charges; he was also a police officer who is personally familiar with the search and seizure tactics used (and misused) by police officers when making a marijuana arrest.

Having first-hand experience with police tactics, Attorney John R. Grasso will work to make sure that the only evidence the prosecution has against you is that which was legally obtained based on the language of the United States Constitution.  With Attorney John R. Grasso defending your medical marijuana case, your RI criminal defense attorney will diligently work on your behalf to ensure evidence obtained illegally will ultimately be thrown out of court.

Using his unique knowledge of the criminal justice system from multiple perspectives, Attorney John R. Grasso is the RI criminal lawyer you need to defend yourself against the State prosecution team.  Contact the Law Offices of John R. Grasso for a free consultation to discuss your medical marijuana case today.

Rhode Island Medical Marijuana Lawyer: Defending Your Legal Rights

Although Rhode Island Governor, Lincoln Chafee, signed SB 2555 into effect in May 2012, some Rhode Island citizens have been unlawfully arrested, detained, and criminally prosecuted for marijuana possession and marijuana cultivation.  These arrests have occurred even in cases where the individual complies with Rhode Island law and presents a legitimate written recommendation from a licensed physician.

In other cases, lawfully licensed patients and caregivers have been raided and shut down by Rhode Island authorities.  These raids come with enormous financial costs to not only the lawfully operating centers, but also to the medical marijuana patients who rely on these centers to provide their legally prescribed cannabis.

If you have been arrested and charged with a marijuana related offense in spite of your compliance with Rhode Island medical marijuana laws, you should immediately contact a Rhode Island medical marijuana lawyer to defend the State or federal charges against you.  

Police officers and the Rhode Island District Attorney’s Office are always anxious to obtain a drug conviction to display a “tough on crime” image to the public.  However, this ambition can fly in the face of Rhode Island laws – and when it comes to medical marijuana, you need a Rhode Island criminal defense attorney like John R. Grasso to help you navigate the evolving legal landscape of Rhode Island marijuana laws.

Don’t risk the consequences of a medical marijuana arrest, regardless of the validity of your medical marijuana prescription.  Call the Rhode Island Law Offices of John R. Grasso for a free consultation of your rights and remedies against a medical marijuana charge.

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