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1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Maryland on
Q: if you get caught legally with the possession of marijuana, can you still get your license at 16 and 9 months? (not me)

i don’t need legal help that questions was for a friend.

Mark Oakley
Mark Oakley answered on Jul 28, 2021

Criminal charges not related to the operation of a motor vehicle, and civil citations for possession of under 10 grams of marijuana, have no impact on the ability to apply for or obtain a license or provisional license to drive.

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Consumer Law for California on
Q: Can you be arrested in airport for transport of marijuana without the police showing you any evidence of marijuana?

Police arrested me and stated that they got marijuana out of my checked back in Sacramento. I never gave a statement. They never show me they had marijuana from my bag. They didn't show me anything.

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Jul 28, 2021

This is the legal forum for California residents. You need to post your question for lawyers in your state, or in the state where the events took place.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Texas on
Q: our lawyer said could only was revoke BF;s bond all his missed court dates due to not being released we dont understand

I don't know the specifics of the cases what I do know is that IN 2019 my boyfriend was charged with a thc vs in Freestone County He was given the option 8 years probation or 10 years, He failed a UA in 2020 for weed and was arrested for a revocation, HIs lawyer bonded him out and came back... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jul 26, 2021

Criminal defense attorneys are not technically required to talk to anyone but the defendant. Cheap or court-appointed attorneys are often too busy to talk to the defendant's loved ones. You could hire a better attorney to replace the existing attorney and perhaps get better customer service... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Florida on
Q: Would I be able to purchase a firearm in the state of florida once my medical marijuana card expires?

I already have my concealed weapon license but thinking of getting a MM card for my issues. Would i be barred from purchasing a firearm even after my mm card expires and i am clean?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jul 23, 2021

To my knowledge, having a medical marijuana card doesn't prevent you from buying a firearm. A similar question was asked here a few weeks ago, and that is what I also answered then.

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Traffic Tickets for Mississippi on
Q: Can a cop pull someone over because it appears they have no seatbelt, then give tickets for marijuana and paraphernalia?

Someone I know got pulled over for appearing to have no seatbelt, when they had one on the whole time. After being pulled over, the cop smelled marijuana and the person was honest and showed him, he had 2.5 grams and also the pipe he hit it out of. The cop issued 2 tickets, in pencil, possession of... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon answered on Jul 21, 2021

Likely not, unless it is absolutely established that the officer was lying. Typically, an officer can pull someone over for any traffic violation or perceived traffic violation. Afterwards, such as in a situation like this, if a person volunteers information about possessing a controlled substance,... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI, Traffic Tickets and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Illinois on
Q: I got pulled over for DUI cannabis along with 5 traffic tickets. 4 Months later, I missed courts. I have now 6 warrants.

11 months later, I got into a car accident. Officer gave m a revoked license ticket and a traffic ticket. I know I shouldn’t been driving. How do I go about with the old and new traffic violations. I wasn’t arrested by the officer just An I bond.

John S. Fotopoulos
John S. Fotopoulos answered on Jul 19, 2021

These are serious charges. You should retain the assistance of an attorney as soon as possible.

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2 Answers | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Texas on
Q: Is it illegal to give my friend Bitcoin money for drugs

My friend wants me to give them Bitcoin in order for them to buy drugs online. I will not ever see these drugs or partake in them, I would simply just give the money to my friend so that they can buy drugs online. Will I get in any trouble for doing this?

Teri A. Walter
Teri A. Walter answered on Jul 14, 2021

There is no valid reason to do this. Make your friend buy their own drugs, with their own money.

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1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Colorado on
Q: Can you roller skate and smoke marijuana
Aaron A. Pelley
Aaron A. Pelley answered on Jul 13, 2021

I am not sure if you can. But it has been done.

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Arizona on
Q: Am I able to get a medical marijuana card while on bond as I was rear ended and have been having pain in my body
Brian C. Soto
Brian C. Soto answered on Jul 12, 2021

So long as your pending case is a in state court, not federal court, you're able to obtain a medical marijuana card and use as prescribed.

1 Answer | Asked in DUI / DWI and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Texas on
Q: How do you get someone involuntarily committed for substance abuse in Texas?
Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Jul 7, 2021

If you believe this person is a danger to himself/herself or others, you can request an involuntary mental health commitment. This process cannot adequately explained in this forum. Call an attorney in your area. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Texas on
Q: What motions and forms do I need to e-file on a 481.121(b)(1) charge in Montgomery county Texas...

I am not guilty, I had no knowledge of the marijuana being in my vehicle, and I denied the police permission to search my vehicle. I want to get my case dismissed.

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Jul 6, 2021

Getting a dismissal in a case like this isn't about filing motions and forms. The most likely path to dismissal will require a suppression hearing, the success of which is likely to depend on legal technicalities regarding the stop, the search, the arrest, and the transition from a traffic... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in DUI / DWI and Cannabis & Marijuana Law for California on
Q: Vc 23215f. The officer smeeled marijauna and with no FST forced a blood test ? Now what?

I answered no questions and with my balance problems sobriety checks make me appear intox so i dod not give them,that evidence. Any advice it would be most helpful

John Karas
John Karas answered on Jun 28, 2021

Hire a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney.

Drug related DUI's are more difficult for the DA to prosecute because there are no set standards regarding the level of the MJ in your system for a presumption that you were under the influence unlike alcohol related DUI's (.08).

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1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Oklahoma on
Q: DA says no medical Marijuana for probationees..do probation conditions out rule state law?

I am on probation and have had my medical Marijuana card for a year but District attorney says no more. It's against probation rules to violate federal law which Marijuana does. Can they do that when it is medical and state says I can?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Jun 21, 2021

The medicinal marijuana is a license granted by the state just like a driver license and can be revoked. Your probation officer is correct that it is still federally prohibited and thus would be violation of payroll because in that condition you are to not violate any laws not just state. He/she is... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Landlord - Tenant for Maine on
Q: i have a situation that above me another tenant is doing drugs and pot,and it has made me sick and my cat sick

i did call M.P.D. and they came and tried to get her to talk,she didn't answer and i could hear her above me,i tried the landlord to do something,it has made me sick and my cat,what can i do?

Fred Bopp III
Fred Bopp III answered on Jun 9, 2021

I do not know what "M.P.D." means. I would suggest you report this conduct to your local law enforcement agency and see what they can do for you. You could also report it to the town code enforcement officer or other appropriate official. Here is a link to some more information:... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Tennessee on
Q: I have been charged with simple possession of weed, and poss unlaw drug paraphernalia uses & activities. What can I do?

It’s a possession got 4.3 grams of weed. I’m also on a F-1 student visa.

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery answered on Jun 9, 2021

Hire a competent attorney to represent you. Convictions will probably mean deportation.

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law and DUI / DWI for Georgia on
Q: I have a DUI and a marijuana charge I have an arraignment tomorrow I don't have a lawyer so how should I plead.
Sam McRae
Sam McRae answered on Jun 9, 2021

Depending on the court, you may be able to ask for more time to consult an attorney. If you qualify, you may consider applying for a public defender. Don't wait to consult an attorney on your case because certain deadlines will begin passing and put you in a disadvantageous position.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Municipal Law for Texas on
Q: my son was a passenger i a car that was stopped by frisco pd they asked them if they had anything in the car they said

they said no the cop said he sees and nugget of weed and that since they lied they nhad to search the car that was in the drivers sister name with insurance they driver is leagal to drive they search the car finds a glock 19 and some marijuana upon release they tell my son that his phones have been... Read more »

Grant St Julian III
Grant St Julian III answered on Jun 9, 2021

If contraband is in plain view of an officer, then that officer has probable cause to b perform a search. I cannot comment on why the officer seized cell phones. Your son should meet with a lawyer; I can't comment on the relationship you have with your son, but in my experience, what he... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law, Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Pennsylvania on
Q: Could I get a medical marijuana card for myself in Pennsylvania, if my husband has guns in our home?

I have no guns registered in my name.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 4, 2021

There would be nothing to prohibit that.

1 Answer | Asked in Cannabis & Marijuana Law for Arkansas on
Q: Had about 5 or 6 grams of cannabis & an open liquor bottle. Are either of those proper possessions of crime?

Got pulled over for speeding on high way. Searched the vehicle after I admitted to where the small amount of cannabis was and he charged me with that and the liquor bottle as possessions of crime

Joshua W. Bugeja Esq.
Joshua W. Bugeja Esq. answered on Jun 4, 2021

Arkansas Code Annotated § 5-71-218 specifically addresses the criminal offense of "possession of an open container containing alcohol in a motor vehicle." Since your question doesn't provide enough factual details to compare the situation to the statute, it is difficult to state... Read more »

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