Marijuana Trafficking

Marijuana use, sale, possession, delivery, cultivation, and trafficking are illegal in the state of Utah. Those who are found guilty of committing such crimes face very serious criminal penalties. Both federal and state laws prohibit the trafficking of controlled substances and drugs. Controlled substances are broken down into schedules, which are different levels based on their severity. Marijuana is categorized as a Schedule I drug, the most dangerous schedule of five.

Under Utah Code §58-37-8, it is unlawful for any person to knowingly and intentionally do the following:

  • to distribute a controlled or counterfeit substance with intent to distribute;
  • to produce, manufacture or dispense, or possess with intent to produce manufacture or dispense, a controlled or counterfeit substance;
  • to engage in a continuing criminal enterprise where the person participates, directs, or engages in conduct in violation of the provisions of Utah Code Chapter 37.

Marijuana Trafficking | Criminal Defense Lawyer

Drug trafficking is a very severe criminal offense and should be treated as such. The criminal defense lawyers of Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP have been representing those accused of criminal charges in Salt Lake City, Utah, and surrounding areas for decades. We are knowledgeable about the laws that govern controlled substances and drug trafficking and can work with you to reach a positive resolution of your case.

We represent clients in Salt Lake City, Cache, Davis, Summit, Weber, Tooele, Morgan, Cache, Summit, Davis, Box Elder, and Wasatch, Utah.

Contact Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP, at (801) 532-5297 to protect your rights and find out more about your legal options. Your initial consultation is free.

Marijuana Drug Trafficking Penalties

Utah Code §58-37-8 states that a person who is found in possession of a substance classified in Schedule I or II, a controlled substance analog, or gamma hydroxybutyric acid, is guilty of a second-degree felony. If this is their second or subsequent conviction, he or she may be charged with a first-degree felony.

If the person is found with a substance classified in Schedule III or IV, or marijuana, then he or she may be charged with a third-degree felony. If it is their second or subsequent conviction, they will be charged with a second-degree felony.

If the person is found with a substance classified in Schedule V, then he or she will be charged with a class A misdemeanor.  If it is their second or subsequent conviction, then he or she will be charged with a third-degree felony.

First degree felonies are punishable by a minimum of five years to life in prison and/or fines of up to $10,000.

Second-degree felonies are punishable by up to 15 years in prison and/or fines of up to $10,000.

Third-degree felonies are punishable by up to five years in prison and/or fines of up to $5,000.

Schedule 1 Controlled Substances

In Utah, controlled substances are classified into five categories, the list below includes Schedule I drugs:

  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamine
  • Heroin
  • Morphine
  • Anabolic steroids
  • Oxycodone
  • Codeine
  • Hydrocodone
  • Cocaine
  • Psilocybin (Mushrooms)
  • Opium

Find a Utah Marijuana Trafficking Attorney Today

If you or a loved one are facing criminal drug charges in Salt Lake City, Utah, or the surrounding area, it is important to speak with the lawyers of Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP at (801) 532-5297 today.

Drug trafficking is a serious charge that carries very harsh penalties. Our attorneys are fully committed to protecting the rights of all clients they serve. During your initial consultation, you will be able to discuss a plan of action needed for a great defense.

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