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Marijuana Defense Attorney in Kent

Representing Clients in Marijuana-Related Crimes in Washington

The laws in Washington regarding marijuana are currently changing. New laws have been passed and are being implemented within the next year. Some laws have already gone into effect. These laws pertain to the legal amounts of marijuana that can be possessed and DUI limits involving marijuana. This means that some previous situations that may have been considered criminal are no longer crimes. This also means that if you are charged with a marijuana-related crime, you need a marijuana defense lawyer who is fluent in the language of the new laws.

At The Law Office of Erik P. Kaeding, our firm is led by Attorney Erik P. Kaeding. With over 20 years of experience handling a wide variety of legal issues, including criminal matters, our Kent marijuana defense lawyer is a reliable ally in the fight for your rights in drug cases. Our entire firm aggressively stands up for your rights, using our knowledge of the new marijuana-related laws to your benefit whenever possible.

Contact us today by calling toll free (253) 444-4432 to schedule a consultation.

Recent Legal Changes in Washington Laws

In November of 2012, "Washington Initiative 502" on "marijuana reform" was passed. The Secretary of State's office described this as a way to regulate and license the distribution, sale, possession, and cultivation of marijuana for individuals aged 21 and above. This measure also authorized the taxing of marijuana sales as well as removing criminal and civil penalties (state only) that formerly were attached to the now-authorized activities.

Marijuana Crimes Still Exist

This does not mean that all activities related to marijuana are legal. However, many individuals who were charged with crimes such as misdemeanor possession of marijuana would no longer be facing criminal charges.

Possession, trafficking, and other crimes related to marijuana may still be crimes if the alleged offender is under 21 or the amounts of marijuana exceed the limits set by the new laws. Growing marijuana in a home, with the exception of medical marijuana, is still illegal.

Consult with a Kent Marijuana Possession Defense Attorney

The Law Office of Erik P. Kaeding has been representing clients like you in a wide array of drug-related charges for decades. We have the resources to provide you with a thorough investigation of your case and find pieces of evidence that can ensure the best possible outcome. As your representation, we are with you every step of the way. We even limit the number of cases we handle per year to ensure that every case is given the personal attention it deserves.

To learn more about possession of pot, the new laws or how our firm can help you, schedule a free initial consultation with our Kent defense lawyer at (253) 444-4432.

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