Due to credited conflict in legal discussion and federal regulations, a present “limbo” state of medicinal Marijuana ownership on a personal level hovers somewhere between legal and illegitimate. This grey area for civilian cases will be initially decided by the officer on duty at the time of the offense. Along with a possible legal offense, comes many other variables to determine the severity. They vary in terms of the amount, possible intent to sell, age and location.
Below are some examples for such scenarios:
The ownership of Marijuana significantly less than 1 ounce (28.5g) is categorized as an infraction. (approximately a $100 fine).
The convicted is over 18 years of age and/or is situated on university property during a calendar term, the charge can be increased to a misdemeanor. (up to 10 times the time in county prison and a maximum fine of $500).
The convicted is found to own more than 1 ounce of medicinal Marijuana, they will be recharged with a misdemeanor and may serve up to 6 months in county prison.
In addition to the possession of medicinal Marijuana, other kinds of pot such as Hash, polish, and oils, are believed to be a more “focused cannabis.” Due to a higher concentration and/or potency, the ownership has the potential to be billed as a felony from the get go. If convicted, the accused will face up to no more than a 2-3 year sentence in a state penitentiary. On the other hand, if the charges stay in the perimeters of a misdemeanor, charges begin at a minimum of 12 months in county prison and a $500 fine.
So after all the previous stated knowledge, the question is, why bail someone out?
After the unfortunate event of “being caught,” that is the best, most common first question that arises. When someone is faced with imprisonment and is so accustomed to a more “guarded” day-to-day lifestyle, the immediate transition into a rigid, limited one is quite shocking.
Potentially, after some time, work, school and family responsibilities and relationships become at serious risk. Even if the fees, succession, and sentencing is light, the repercussions from struggling to fulfill these crucial life matters have far-reaching results. That is the reason it is MOST advisable to bail out a loved one or family member when faced with an arrest. Once the decision is made, the information briefly stated below is SCV’s easy process:
Phoning and speaking live with an authorized, professional bail bondsman with SCV Bail Bonds.
Run through a brief questionnaire to be able to identify your friend or loved one’s eligibility for bail.
Simply fill out the bail relationship application forms.
Though we are tied to the sovereignty of Connecticut, we identify relationships for bail on a national level.
Once this process is completed, one of our bail providers will be dispatched to the prison where the accused is located to execute the bond and release will take place within a couple of hours.