Change Coming to Underage Marijuana Possession.

undefinedBy F. Clay Merris, Esq.

Historically, being caught with marijuana or being caught drinking alcohol underage came with a suspension of one’s driving privileges.  For marijuana possession, a first offense carried a mandatory six-month driver’s license suspension. A second offense came with a one-year suspension, and a third or subsequent offense resulted in a two-year suspension.  For underage drinking, a three month suspension was imposed for a first offense, six months for a second offense, and one year for a third.  Even if the possession of marijuana or underage drinking had nothing to do with driving, the law called for these mandatory license suspensions upon conviction.

Well, not any more.  The legislature has finally taken action to correct a law that called for an arbitrary and unfair penalty.  As of April 22, 2019, marijuana possession and underage drinking will no longer result in a license suspension.

If you are involved in a marijuana possession or underage drinking prosecution, contact Scaringi Law, 717 657 7770 to speak with experienced attorneys to discuss your case.

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