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How much does a drug possession have to weigh to be considered a felony?

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    Robert J. Walpole | Walpole Law
    616 S. Boston, Suite 306
    Tulsa, OK 74119
    (918) 583-9117
    I don't believe weight has anything to do with whether one is charged with a felony unless the quantity is such that one could be charged with possession with intent to distribute. But note that possession of certain drugs, no matter what the quantity, is always a felony.
    Answer Applies to: Oklahoma - Replied: 5/8/2013
    Jeffrey D. Salberg | Salberg Murdock
    345 W 600 S, Ste. 109
    Heber City, UT 84032
    (435) 657-3691
    Depends on the drug. If not marijuana, even possessing a small amount will result in a felony charge.
    Answer Applies to: Utah - Replied: 5/8/2013
    Charles M. Schiff | Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law
    925 South First Street
    St Cloud, MN 56301
    (320) 259-0699
    With respect to marijuana, in Minnesota possession of more than 1.5 ounces is felony level. With all other controlled substances, possession of any amount without a prescription is a felony.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota - Replied: 5/8/2013
    James Falk | Bush Law Group
    1 Broad Street
    Charleston, SC 29401
    (843) 300-1047
    In South Carolina simple possession of a controlled substance is a misdemeanor. However, there are no set quantities that distinguish a misdemeanor quantity from a felony quantity. The prosecution has some discretion as to how to go forward with the case. Some of the factors that the prosecution would consider are: the particular controlled substance involved (obviously relevant quantities differ depending upon if it is marijuana, cocaine, cocaine base, or pills,) quantity, how it was packaged, where it was found, the defendant's prior record, etc.
    Answer Applies to: South Carolina - Replied: 5/8/2013
    Lawrence Lewis, PC | Lawrence Lewis
    242 Culver Street, Suite103
    Lawrenceville, GA 30045
    (678) 407-9300
    Depends on the drug.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia - Replied: 5/7/2013
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