Middletown Possession of Marijuana Charge Dismissed

In August of 2011, our Client was charged by the Middletown Police Department with possession of marijuana in violation of Rhode Island General Law 21-28-4.01(c)(2)(ii), a controlled substance classified in schedule I as marijuana is guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction may be imprisoned for not more than one year or fined not less than two hundred dollars ($200) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500), or both.

Additional penalties, beyond imprisonment and/or a fine, include:

(i) Perform no less than one hundred (100) hours of community service;

(ii) Attend and complete a drug counseling and education program as prescribed by the director of the department of mental health, retardation and hospitals and pay the sum of four hundred dollars ($400) to help defray the costs of this program which shall be deposited as general revenues. Failure to attend may result after hearing by the court in jail sentence up to one year.

In September of 2011, the possession of marijuana charge was dismissed based on legal arguments we raised and our experience with drug offenses. This successful disposition allows our client to maintain his clean criminal record and avoid imprisonment.

If you or a family member has been charged with possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine or other drug related offenses, please allow Attorney Robert H. Humphrey's reputation, experience and skill to successfully guide you through the legal process. Please contact Attorney Robert H. Humphrey, Esq., at 401-816-5862 or e-mail him at

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