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New City Marijuana Possession Lawyer

Defending Rockland County clients charged with marijuana possession

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Many people are misinformed about the laws of New York regarding marijuana possession. Though marijuana laws continue to change at the state level across the United States, here in New York, it is still illegal. According to the Controlled Substance Act of 1970, marijuana is a Schedule I drug accompanied by heroin, ecstasy, LSD, peyote, and Quaaludes. Regarding marijuana, many states have made their own laws for marijuana violations, ignoring its place at the top of the Controlled Substance Act. New York State has decriminalized small amounts of marijuana and has fully legalized the recreational use of cannabis for adults 21 and older, however, there are still some limits and penalties associated with marijuana possession beyond those limits. If you are charged with a marijuana possession charge, you need to consider your legal options. If you need the legal assistance of a committed Rockland County marijuana possession lawyer, contact The Law Office of Kevin T. Conway.

Simple Rockland County marijuana possession charge

If you are caught with marijuana, the consequences depend on the amount. For example, possession of up to 3 ounces of marijuana for personal use is legal for adults 21 and older. Possession of up to 24 grams of concentrated cannabis (like oils) is also legal. However, if you’re caught in possession of more than three ounces, you’ll likely face criminal penalties. They are as follows:

  • Over 3 ounces but less than 8 ounces: This can be considered a misdemeanor with potential penalties including fines and/or jail time.
  • Over 8 ounces: Possession in amounts over this limit can result in more severe penalties, including larger fines and potentially longer jail sentences.

Sale of marijuana in Rockland County

If you are caught selling marijuana in Rockland County, you will be charged with at least a misdemeanor, regardless of the amount. Even the sale of a marijuana cigarette is a criminal offense and can warrant high fines and even incarceration. Don’t face these charges on your own. Contact a skilled marijuana possession and sale lawyer who can effectively fight for you.

Contact a New City lawyer when you are charged with a marijuana offense

The Law Office of Kevin T. Conway has over 30 years of experience working with clients from New City and Rockland County who face marijuana violations. If you are convicted of possession over 25 grams or any sales charges, you will have a criminal record that will follow you for years. To fight these charges, you need to contact an attorney that has the skill and knowledge fight for your interests and work tirelessly to have the case dismissed. If you need effective representation regarding drug offenses in New City or Rockland County, contact The Law Office of Kevin T. Conway.

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