Caught Entering A Marijuana Facility While Under 21?
When Colorado legalized the recreational use of marijuana, there were several rules and regulations put in place in an effort to make sure that the process went smoothly. One of the laws requires that individuals be at least 21 years old to enter into a marijuana dispensary. Some locals and tourists who are under 21 have used fake IDs to try to purchase the drug, which can result in very serious charges if they are caught. If you, or your son or daughter has been arrested for an underage attempt to enter a marijuana facility, you need to make sure that you take immediate action to address these charges. As a criminal defense attorney with over 20 years of experience, I can help you explore the best possible approach to minimize the impact that the charge will have upon your future at Law Offices of J.B. Katz, P.C.
Why You Need A Strong Defense
While it may seem like these are relatively minor charges, understand that there is the potential for a conviction to make things much more difficult for you when you are just starting out in life. You might have trouble getting into college or finding an employer who is willing to take a chance on you. Also, the consequences of a conviction can become much more serious if you do not take action. Many of the people who are charged with these crimes are here from out of town. They think that they do not have to respond to letters from the court or show up for their court dates. Failing to respond or appear could lead to felony charges, which carry much stronger penalties, including the possibility of up to one year in jail. There are fewer defense options that will be available to us in these situations, so you need to be sure that you act quickly to ensure that wave the ability to take advantage of all of the opportunities available to us.
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To speak to an experienced lawyer about your case, call my Breckenridge office at 970-368-2321 or send me an email. I may be able to appear on your behalf, saving you the time and trouble of having to come back to fight these charges.