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Got Pot Problems? Generally, Don't Do THIS Then

February 6, 2015

Sometimes, the old adage is spot on: Honesty is the best policy – at least for one Greene County man.

Warning: Don’t try this at home!

Spoiler Alert: This Pittsburgh criminal defense lawyer handles more than his fair share of drug cases – and I’ve never seen anything quite like it. Any experienced Pittsburgh drug lawyer will do a careful scrutiny of all the evidence and try their best to get the victim out of such a situation.

Here’s the deal – the man called police Wednesday to report he had been grabbed by the neck, pulled out of his car, beaten, and robbed at gunpoint while engaging in a drug deal. He told state police officers his alleged attackers broke his car window to remove him, and then stole his car keys, cell phone, wallet, and…marijuana.

Yes. The young man in question admitted to police that he had weed stolen from him. Usually, when you are found in possession of drugs, you would need the help of a Pittsburgh drug lawyer, but this was Marijuana, which is considered to be more of a minor criminal offense here.

Now for the part that surprised me: While the man’s alleged attacker is behind bars, the dude who called to report that he had the weed stolen from him wasn’t charged.

The attacker had set up a drug buy with the guy and then brought the two men who carried out the attack to the scene, intent on stealing the pot. He was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and theft by unlawful taking. His accomplices fled the scene.

Because let’s face it – there aren’t many instances where a person can admit criminal activity and not get reprimanded for it.

Being a renowned Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney, I’m happy to hear that the young man is safe, and that his alleged attacker was charged. Some could say he is lucky to be alive, considering that two men allegedly dragged him from a vehicle, beat him, and then pointed a gun at his head.

I feel comfortable saying that he is absolutely lucky he didn’t find himself in need of a Pittsburgh criminal defense lawyer who understands how to try a drug case.

Because while so many people seem to consider marijuana one of the lesser drugs – a substance quite unlike heroin or crack or Oxycodone—in the eyes of the law, it’s not “just weed.” Therefore, anyone caught with Marijuana or convicted of any charges related to Marijuana is going to need a Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney.

If you do find yourself in that situation, give the Pittsburgh criminal defense attorneys at Logue Law Group a call. My associates and I will be happy to help.

Don’t wait to ask for assistance. The longer you wait, the more difficult it will be to get your charges reduced or dismissed. Contact us today at 844-PITT-DUI (748-8384) or (412) 389-0805. We are available 24/7. You can also contact us online.

Update May 20, 2019

I thought it behooved me to give an update on this story, given laws passed in the last few years.

Marijuana for medical use has now been legalized. There are specific ways you can legally ingest it – vapors being one and smoking not – and specific medical conditions that can be treated with it. There are 21 of those medical conditions, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, cancer, and glaucoma being just a few.

That being said, you cannot just grow your own on your patio and smoke it. That’s still illegal, and, if the young man in the original part of this post were in the same situation today, he’d still be getting away with a crime, because selling pot on the street remains illegal.

You can only get medical marijuana from a registered physician and at a registered dispensary. The Department of Health has a website with all the details, if you need them click here.

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