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Can charges for a first offense non-violent individual charged

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Can charges for a first offense non-violent individual charged with cultivating .5 kilograms of marijuana be reduced from a felony in Connecticut? Also is it possible the court will consider the individual suffered from a congenital heart birth defect which resulted in heart valve transplants at the age of 19; the individual was 20 at the time of arrest.

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Yes, it can be reduced. It's not automatic by any means and the prosecutor doesn't have to reduce it but they certainly can.

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The health conditions aren't going to make it more or less likely the charges would be reduced but it could play a part in the potential punishment/sentence.

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