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Marijuana-Related Drug Crimes in NYC

Marijuana is an illegal drug classified as a Schedule I substance by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency. As with any drug crime, it is very important that you protect yourself if you find that you are facing charges for any of the following actions with the drug marijuana:

  • Possession
  • Cultivation
  • Sale

Depending upon the circumstances of your unique case, you could be looking at a misdemeanor charge or a more serious felony charge that could result in years of incarceration.

One of the more common drug crime charges in New York is "unlawful possession of marijuana." You can be charged with this crime if you are found to be in possession of an unspecified amount of marijuana. This crime is punishable by a fine up to $100. However, if you have previous marijuana convictions, you may face steeper fines and even imprisonment. Generally speaking, the more marijuana you allegedly are in possession of, the more severe the sentence will be if you are convicted.

Criminal Possession & Sale of Marijuana

Criminal Possession of Marijuana - If you knowingly and unlawfully possess a certain amount of marijuana, you can be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony. You could spend up to 15 years in jail if you are convicted of criminal possession of marijuana in the first degree.

Criminal Sale of Marijuana - You can be charged with varying degrees of this crime if you have been caught by a law enforcement agent or other official allegedly selling marijuana. You can face felony charges and up to 15 years in jail, depending upon the circumstances of your case.

Fight Your Charges with the Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser

If you have been charged with any marijuana crime, it is very important that you protect yourself. Even if this is your first drug offense and you have no prior criminal record, you could still find yourself convicted of a felony and spending time in prison, depending upon your case. You must take action to prevent over-zealous prosecutors from making an example out of you or your loved one. With the help of a drug crime defense lawyer, you can ensure that your rights and future are protected in the best way possible. Call our firm today to get started! We'll handle your case whether you're located in Westchester, Bronx, Manhattan, Scarsdale or a surrounding area.

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