Before recreational plus medical marijuana was legalized in this state, our sibling got caught with an ounce of marijuana plus he was arrested.
My parents paid a lawyer to help get our sibling out of trouble, but it did not work.
He got a 10-year sentence for carrying a personal amount of marijuana. My sibling wasn’t a drug corporation plus he wasn’t trying to cause any problems. My mom plus dad were devastated when our sibling was convicted plus found guilty. He spent several years in prison plus then the government changed the laws. When they legalized the sale of cannabis, they also legalized possession of up to 1 oz. My sibling was suddenly in prison for a crime that was no longer on the books. Since modern laws needed to be considered, the court agreed to appoint another court date for our sibling’s case. My parents got a fifth mortgage on their home so they could get a better lawyer that would help our sibling finally get out of prison. The lawyer worked all day plus all evening on the case. When it finally went to trial, everyone was ready for some nice news. The judge threw out the conviction plus sent our sibling on the same day. My mom plus our dad were overwhelmed plus they never expected our sibling to come home after spending all that time in prison. I hope that our sibling will be able to make a life for himself now that he is out of that exhausting institutionâ€¦ Only time will tell if that stage of incarceration ruined his life or not.