Although many states, beginning with Colorado, have legalized the use of marijuana in recent years, New York State has not followed suit.
Our marihuana possession lawyers in White Plains and Manhattan will explain to you that marijuana is still classified as a Schedule One substance in New York State. This means that the New York Legislature has determined that it has the potential for abuse and is not considered to have redeeming medical qualities.
Our New York and Westchester County marihuana possession attorneys have defended hundreds of clients charged with possession of marihuana throughout the years.
Possession of an extremely small quantity of marijuana is usually treated differently than possession of small quantities of other substances in New York State.
Our New York City criminal defense lawyers will tell you that when the client possesses less than 25 grams of marijuana, you should be eligible for a dismissal of the charge (generally in the form of what’s known as an ACD) as long as you’re not charged with smoking the marijuana in a public place.
Although New York has not made the wide-ranging changes to its laws dealing with marihuana possession that many other states have, our New York and White Plains drug possession attorneys have had significant success getting our client’s marijuana possession charges reduced, and even dismissed, depending on the facts.
Our success rate for getting marijuana charges significantly reduced or even dismissed is generally greater than possession of what are considered to be more serious drugs like heroin, oxycodone and mushrooms (even when the client possesses large quantities).
Moreover, our drug possession lawyers in Stamford, NYC and White Plains have 25 years of experience defending clients charged with possession of marihuana in the New York Courts like the Bronx, Queens and Manhattan, in Westchester Courts like Greenburgh Yonkers, Yorktown, Rye, Mamaroneck, Larchmont, Mount Kisco, New Rochelle, Scarsdale. Mount Vernon, Ossining, White Plains, Port Chester and Cortlandt as well as Connecticut Jurisdictions like Cos Cob, Danbury, Riverside, Old Greenwich, New Haven, Greenwich, Stamford, Norwalk, Wilton and Darien.
Accordingly, if you or someone you know has been charged with possession of marijuana, do not hesitate to contact our White Plains and Larchmont marihuana possession lawyers immediately. The call is absolutely free, and our attorneys are standing by 24/7 to answer any questions you may have.