Charged with a marijuana-related offense?
While it may be true that marijuana has seem more mainstream acceptance since the 1960's and in recent years, this does not mean that law enforcement takes anywhere near the same view. Marijuana laws in New York range from light to extreme, depending on key factors such as the quantity of marijuana involved in the offense as well as the intentions of the offender in terms of distribution, drug trafficking, sale or personal use. No matter the specifics of your charge, a NYC criminal lawyer who understands the many different marijuana charges and their likelihood for conviction.
Searching for a lawyer for a marijuana trafficking case in New York City?
In New York, State laws that apply to marijuana focus on possession and sale. Unlawful possession of marijuana is the lightest law, and occurs simply when an individual is found to be in possession of the drug. This violation is punishable by a maximum $100 ticket on a first offense, a $200 maximum ticket on a second offense, and a $250 ticket on a third offense with up to 15 years in jail. Other crimes such as possession and sale of marijuana offer varying degrees of charges based on the quantity found, at a minimum of 2 ounces to be in possession or intended for sale, with the penalties for conviction allowing extensive prison terms as the quantities increase.
Defending Charges of Marijuana Trafficking
Marijuana crimes may be more main stream than in previous recent years, but this does not mean it is legal to possess, use or sell the illicit substance. On the same token, however, there is a certain amount of confusion around state drug laws and the conflicts they have with federal laws, so much so that it is sometimes a challenge to understand the laws in your own state. H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C. believes strongly in the legal system as well as in our clients.
Need a lawyer for marijuana trafficking in NYC? We have worked hard to serve the needs of the accused for years, and have found a consistent measure of success through hard work and the organization of winning cases. In some cases, our skill has helped to bring about downgraded charges, minimized penalties or dropped charges entirely.
We are here to support our clients who have suffered from marijuana charges of any kind, and look forward to assisting. Contact us today.