Swain Law Group
Phone: 405-546-1292
Don't Let The Scales Of
Justice Tip Against You

Possible defenses to marijuana charges

Facing a criminal charge in Oklahoma does not have to derail your life, even if it's for marijuana possession. Being charged with a drug crime can be difficult to handle and even though it is well within your rights, you should not jeopardize your freedom and decide to represent yourself. Here are some possible defenses to a marijuana charge in Norman.

A common defense used to fight a marijuana charge is that the drugs belonged to someone else. Along these lines, many claim that they had no idea the drugs were either in their home or in their vehicle. A strong criminal defense lawyer will force the prosecution to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the marijuana belonged to the defendant and not someone else.

A defense that can be very difficult to prove in court is that the drugs were planted on the defendant or in their property. The sworn testimony of a police officer is taken very seriously in a court of law and many officers will find it difficult to blow the whistle on a fellow officer.

You can also use the defense of unlawful search and seizure to fight a marijuana charge in Oklahoma. Any illicit drugs sitting in plain view during a traffic stop open the defendant up to a search of his or her person and the vehicle. Drugs found hidden in a vehicle after a search in which the defendant did not give permission will likely not be allowed in court.

If you are facing a marijuana charge in Norman, an experienced criminal defense lawyer can advise you on the law and explain what to expect with your case.

Source: Findlaw, "Drug Possession Defenses," accessed Oct. 12, 2017

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

What Our Clients Say

“Matt Swain helped me out of a situation that would have otherwise cost me money I didn't have, and precious time I couldn't spare. And he did it selflessly. If I ever need to turn to an attorney in the future, he would be my first call. I highly recommend him to anyone in the Norman/OKC area! His entire staff was kind and helpful from day one. Thank you all so much!�—Laura M.

Email Us For A Response

How can we help you?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Norman Office
115 South Peters Avenue, Suite 6
Norman, OK 73069

Phone: 405-246-9036
Fax: 405-708-4705
Norman Law Office Map

El Reno Office
421 S Rock Island Ave
El Reno, OK 73036

Phone: 405-246-9036
Map & Directions

Marietta Office
304 W Main St
Marietta, OK 73448

Phone: 405-246-9036
Map & Directions

Sallisaw Office
131 E Choctaw Ave.
Suite 6
Sallisaw, OK 74955

Phone: 405-246-9036
Map & Directions