Marijuana Possession & Sale
Marijuana Possession & Sale
The Blanch Law Firm is one of the foremost criminal defense law firms in New York in defending people from drug convictions, including the possession and sale of marijuana. Our unique trial strategy gives our clients the best opportunity to avoid criminal penalties, and our criminal defense law firm’s familiarity with drug laws, both felonies and misdemeanors, is unrivaled. We assign numerous drug lawyers to each case we defend, giving each client a high-quality legal defense that is unrivaled. We can defend against any criminal drug charge in both federal and state courts, and our track record of success continues to grow.
Our criminal defense attorneys served in the narcotics division of New York district attorneys’ offices and possess a highly developed knowledge of the entire drug prosecution process. Few, if any, criminal defense law firms can offer such experience.
Some of our criminal defense attorneys served in the narcotics division of various New York district attorneys’ offices and have a sophisticated knowledge of the entire drug prosecution process. Few, if any, criminal defense law firms can offer such experience.
Criminal Marijuana Penalties
Marijuana possession and sale charges can be either misdemeanors or felonies, but both carry serious penalties. Jail time, heavy fines, probation, mandatory rehab programs and more are all possible penalties for drug charges. The Blanch Law Firm’s finely tuned defense techniques have evolved from over 50 years of experience, and we bring that knowledge and experience to those facing marijuana-related criminal charges.
Possession of Marijuana
Marijuana possession will be charged as either a felony or a misdemeanor depending upon how much pot is involved in the crime. Any drug bust that involves 25 grams or less is treated as either a citation or a misdemeanor, depending upon the number of offenses. However, fines and jail time are still possibilities for such crimes. Any possession of over 25 grams automatically includes jail time, and any possession conviction of possessing over 2 ounces means the jail time will be at least a year. Possessing 8 or more ounces is a felony and automatically leads to jail time and thousands of dollars in fines. Prison time for felony possession convictions can be up to 15 years.
Sale of Marijuana
Various states have different marijuana laws, and New York is no different. New York treats marijuana sales as a much more serious crime than possession, which is reflected in the penalties. The sale of any amount of marijuana can lead to prison time, even for small amounts. While selling less than 24 grams is a misdemeanor, it can lead to a year in jail and heavy fines. Anything over 25 grams is considered a felony and can lead to up to 15 years in prison.
The Blanch Law Firm criminal defense lawyers understand the unique nature of New York marijuana laws, and can provide a skilled defense. Our lawyers worked in various district attorneys’ offices and even headed up drug investigations. Our unparalleled knowledge of state and federal drug laws gives us a unique ability to provide excellent legal services.
The Blanch Law Firm is experienced in marijuana-related matters involving:
- Search and seizure laws
- Asset seizure
- Search warrants, wiretapping and surveillance
Contact The Blanch Law Firm
To speak with a criminal defense attorney about your marijuana possession and sales defense concerns, Contact The Blanch Law Firm by calling 212-736-3900 to arrange an initial consultation.