Rockland County Marijuana Crimes Lawyer
Fight Your Marijuana Possession Charge with Proven Counsel
As of March 31, 2021, New York became the 15th state (along with Washington D.C.) to legalize recreational cannabis use, possession, sale, and cultivation. However, possession for more than the legal limit still carries harsh criminal penalties.
At the Law Office of Brian Berkowitz, I have seen how simple marijuana possession charges can interrupt the lives of citizens from every walk of life. I believe that these accused individuals deserve to have their rights spoken for before a criminal justice system that still trying to calibrate its approach to drug-related crimes. I can ensure that any weakness in the case against you is aggressively pursued and that you receive every consideration you deserve both in and outside of the courtroom.
You do not have to face your marijuana possession charge without a proven legal advocate by your side. Contact my firm at (845) 638-9200 today.
Penalties for Marijuana Possession in New York
Adults who are 21 years of age or older can carry up to three (3) ounces (oz.) of marijuana or up to 24 grams of concentrated cannabis for personal use. However, possession of more than three (3) ounces of pot can result in criminal charges.
- Marijuana possession penalties in New York can include:
- More than three (3) to eight (8) oz. – A misdemeanor punishable by up to one (1) year in jail and/or a maximum fine of $1,000.
- More than eight (8) oz. to one (1) lb. – A felony punishable by imprisonment for up to four (4) years and/or a maximum fine of $5,000.
- More than one (1) lb. to ten (10) lbs. – A felony punishable by imprisonment for up to seven (7) years and/or a maximum fine of $5,000.
- More than 10 lbs. – A felony punishable by imprisonment for up to 15 years and a maximum fine of $15,000.
Additionally, if you openly carry marijuana in public, you could face a civil fine of up to $200. All of the penalties here are maximum sentences that can come with these convictions—so lesser consequences and even acquittals and dismissals can be possible with the right legal counsel.
It is possible to face these charges with a capable Rockland County marijuana crimes attorney in your corner. Use my online form to request a case evaluation today.