Indiana Marijuana Law Change
Will the penalties for possession of marijuana change under Indiana’s new criminal code? In a word, yes. The Indiana legislature has reduced the penalties for marijuana possession.
Currently, possession of marijuana is a Class A misdemeanor and is enhanced to a Class D felony if the amount possessed is at least 30 grams or if the individual has a prior conviction for marijuana possession.
Starting July 1, 2014, however, possession of marijuana will be reduced to a Class B misdemeanor, increasing to a Class A misdemeanor if the person has a prior conviction for a drug offense and a Level 6 felony if the person has a prior conviction for a drug offense and the person possesses at least 30 grams of marijuana.
The penalties for crimes are constantly and dramatically changing. Make sure to consult with experienced criminal defense lawyers such as Vonderheide & Knecht to understand and mitigate the possible penalties for a criminal offense.
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