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    Default Second Simple Possession Charged as a Felony

    My question involves criminal lI am trying to find out when the law in LA changed that a second offense maijuiana charge is a felony. I had a felony charge in 1995 and plead out but I don't remember the judge explaining that if I took the plead that the next time I would be charge with a felony. I only had 5 grams and it was in a vechicle that was not mine.aw for the state of:

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    Default Re: When Did the Law Change in La That a Second Simple Possison Became a Felony

    Since you have not shared the statutes you were charged under, I'm gonna guess yesterday.

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    Default Re: Second Simple Possession Charged as a Felony

    LA = Los Angeles? Louisiana?

    What was your exact charge (statute number)? Simple possession of marijuana both times?

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    Default Re: Second Simple Possession Charged as a Felony

    It is Luisiana. And the 1996 chbarge was possesion with intent I plead andgot 3 yrs probation.. the second was aug 2012 and it was 2nd possession.. it was in a vechilei used not mine only 5 grams but they are sain since it is 2nd offense its a felony.. but was the law changed to make 2nd offenses felonies? When is my question? Plus any other advice
    Thks

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    Default Re: Second Simple Possession Charged as a Felony

    Unless it was changed after you committed your second offense, it's immaterial. It appears based on a guy who tried to get his second conviction overturned in 2011, that it's been a felony at least that long.

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