Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia may be occasionally be charged as class 1 misdemeanors. This lesser charge depends on a variety of factors, such as mitigating circumstances, the amount of the illegal substance found, and the availability of evidence.
Class 1 misdemeanors carry maximum sentences of up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $2,500.
A Note on Sentencing
Likely outcomes may vary depending upon the facts of the case, the judge, the prosecutor, and other factors. Sentences can increase in severity with a record of prior offenses.
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