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Lawyer for Underage Marijuana Possession in Washington State

Despite the very well-known initiative decriminalizing marijuana for adults in Washington, minors under the age of 21 in this state still face prosecution for marijuana. It is common for criminal defense lawyers to see 19 and 20-year-olds in their office for possession of even less than a gram of marijuana. In fact, the prosecutors and judges around the state of Washington seem to have gotten tougher on the underage possession of marijuana.

This may be due to their efforts to "draw a line in the sand" after Initiative 502. Marijuana possession for minors can bring a license suspension, can disqualify students for financial aid, and can appear on a criminal background search when college students are applying for jobs. Despite this, a defense lawyer can usually assist a minor in arranging an agreement where a criminal conviction is kept off their record.

The court systems of Washington are still very congested, and the prosecutors' ability to take every case to trial is limited. If you, or your child, is charged with possession of marijuana it is important to discuss the case with a lawyer prior to appearing in court. Our law firm has assisted on hundred of marijuana charges for students at such colleges as Washington State Univerisity, Univeristy of Washington, and Eastern Washington University.

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If you would like to discuss your case with Steve Graham or one of our other lawyers, please call. We do free consultations on criminal matters in eastern Washington.

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