Delivery Of Marijuana / Possession With Intent To Deliver Marijuana

Elements of Offense - Ann Arbor, MI - Washtenaw County

The crime of Delivery of Marijuana/Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana is committed when a person is in illegal possession of marijuana and actually delivers, attempts to deliver, or assists in the delivery of, marijuana to another person. The person charged with this offense has to exercise some control over the marijuana or its delivery to be convicted of this offense. The person charged with this crime also has to know that the marijuana was present and know that it was an illegal controlled substance when involved in the delivery of the marijuana. If the delivery of marijuana occurs on school grounds or within 1000 feet of school property, the sentencing consequences are more serious.

The sentencing consequences for a conviction of Delivery of Marijuana/Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana depend on how much marijuana was involved in the transaction. Delivery of less than 5 kilograms of marijuana is punishable by up to 4 years in prison. A typical sentence for this offense in Washtenaw County will be a possible short period in jail time with supervised probation of 3 years. However, someone convicted of prior drug offenses may likely spend time in prison for this offense. A person convicted of this offense will very likely lose his/her driver license for 1 year.

The sentencing consequences for a conviction of Delivery of Marijuana/Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana involving between 5 to 45 kilograms of marijuana is a possible 7 years in prison. The chances of serving prison time on a conviction of this offense are more likely due to the higher quantities of marijuana involved in the transaction. A person convicted of this offense that does not spend time in prison will likely lose his/her driver license for 1 year.

The sentencing consequences for a conviction of Delivery of Marijuana/Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana involving more than 45 kilograms of marijuana is a possible 15 years in prison. A person convicted of this charge in Washtenaw County will typically spend a minimum of between 2-4 years in prison, depending on the quantity of marijuana involved in the transaction.