›› Wyoming: Alcohol-Related
- (Total Laws: 19 of 39)
Per Se, Automatic License Revocation, Anti-Plea Bargaining, Felony DUI, Dram
Shop, Fake ID, Social Host, Penalties for Test Refusal Greater than Test Failure,
Illegal Per Se, Mandatory Jail 2nd Offense, Mandatory Alcohol Assessment/Treatment,
Mandatory BAC Testing for DUI Offenders who Survive, Plate Sanctions, Lower
BAC for Repeat Offender, Vehicular Homicide, Youth Attempt at Purchase, Youth
Purchase, Selling Alcohol to Youth, Zero Tolerance,
- Marijuana Laws *
Using or being under the influence of marijuana is punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a fine up to $100.
Possession of three ounces or less of marijuana is punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine up to $1,000. Possession of greater than three ounces carries a penalty of up to five years in prison and a fine up to $10,000. Any possession within 500 feet of a school increases the fine by $500. First offenders may be placed on conditional probation and may have the proceedings discharged.
Cultivation of marijuana is punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
Sale or delivery of marijuana is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000. Sale to a minor at least three years younger than the offender doubles the possible prison sentence. Sale within 500 feet of a school requires a mandatory minimum sentence of two years in prison and a fine up to $1,000.
Second and subsequent offenses are subject to double the possible penalties.
The state allows conditional release or alternative or diversion
sentencing for people facing their first prosecutions. Usually,
conditional release lets a person opt for probation rather than
trial. After successfully completing probation, the individual's
criminal record does not reflect the charge.
Mandatory minimum sentence:
When someone is convicted of an offense punishable by a mandatory minimum sentence,
the judge must sentence the defendant to the mandatory minimum sentence
or to a higher sentence. The judge has no power to sentence the
defendant to less time than the mandatory minimum. A prisoner serving
an MMS for a federal offense and for most state offenses will not
be eligible for parole. Even peaceful marijuana smokers sentenced
to "life MMS" must serve a life sentence with no chance of parole.
* Data provided by NORML