STATE v. M.B.
Mandatory Minimum Penalty: $500 fine; 90 day loss of license & $400 fine for the Marijuana
Maximum Penalty: 364 days jail, 90 day loss of license & $2,000.00 fine on the OUI
Summary: Client was stopped for allegedly smoking marijuana in his vehicle. Arresting officer wrote in his report that he could smell marijuana coming from my client's car as he drove down a busy street. Client was ultimately arrested for OUI & possession of marijuana.
Result: The marijuana charge and the OUI charge were dismissed in return for a plea to two civil traffic infractions. The client, who held a high security clearance governmental position, would have lost his/her position if convicted of either charge. Needless to say, the client was very happy.