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Caught Smoking Pot: What can I do?

On behalf of Mastandrea Law, LLC posted in Drug Offenses on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020.

Some states are decriminalizing or legalizing marijuana, which might make you think that smoking pot is no big deal. Here in Ohio, though, recreational pot smoking is still illegal. What might be legal in other places still carries serious consequences here. Marijuana laws appear next to scary drugs, like cocaine, ketamine, and even heroin. So are there options for you when you’re facing a criminal charge for possession or use of marijuana?

There are a few things you should know beforehand so that if you or someone you’re with gets caught smoking pot, you can make the best of your situation.

One: Don’t get caught smoking pot. The easiest and most rational thing to do is avoid getting caught smoking pot. That said, if you for any reason are arrested for the possession of Marijuana in Ohio, you should stay quiet and comply with the officers. Even if what they are saying isn’t what happened, if they find weed there most likely will be little you can say that will change their mind from processing you. If you or someone you’re with got caught smoking pot, stay quiet, wait until you can contact a lawyer and loved ones, and do NOT feel obligated to talk to police. You or your family can always contact a top rated criminal attorney to help.

Two: Watch who you tell. There are a lot of people; friends, colleagues, and others that want to know about any juicy gossip going around- especially if you or your friend got caught with weed. Don’t tell anyone what’s going on except your closest relatives. You don’t want there to be rumors, gossip, or outright lies surrounding you when you’re facing a criminal charge. You’ve been through enough stress, and there’s no need to face even more.

Three: Get an attorney. We know, that’s what an attorney would say, right? Because we have helped people in your position before. Especially students facing life-changing criminal charges that can impact scholarships, academic eligibility, sports, and the hard work you’ve put into work, school, and your career. We know marijuana doesn’t make you a bad person, but it is against the law and if you are caught, no manner of good character is going to help. What we have found is that the faster we are able to help our own clients who have been caught with pot, the better the chances we can make a better impact on their case.

We offer risk free, confidential consultations over the phone for your convenience- we would be more than happy to see if we are able to help you or someone you know when they are facing a criminal charge after getting caught smoking pot.

More questions? Check out our blog that goes over the steps of a criminal case in Ohio to learn more!