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Sale or Possession of Marijuana

If you are charged with Possession or the sale of marijuana (pot), you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to ensure that your case reaches the best resolution for your circumstances. At The Law Offices of Castiglia Rubinstein & Associates we bring the experience and dedication in handling tough drug possession cases or tough cases involving the sale of drugs, while advocating for our clients when they are in difficult situations. Possession or the sale of marijuana (pot) is a crime that is aggressively prosecuted and can carry a tough sentence. It is imperative that you secure an attorney who will work hard to advocate for you and investigate your case.

The attorneys at The Law Offices of Castiglia-Rubinstein & Associates are committed to forming a vigorous defense on behalf of individuals who stand accused of such crimes as Possession or the sale of marijuana (pot). Our attorneys have in-depth knowledge of your rights, and the potential penalties that may arise and the possible weaknesses in the charges against you; such as improper or an illegal search and seizure.

At the Law Offices of Castiglia Rubinstein & Associates, we understand that no two cases are alike. The lawyers at The Law Offices of Castiglia Rubinstein & Associates, have many years of experience handling criminal defense cases. The attorneys at the law offices of Castiglia-Rubinstein & Associates can help you navigate through the criminal defense process, and make it easily manageable in your time of need. Our attorneys are not only trained in handling simple Possession or the sale of marijuana (pot) matters, we take care of complex criminal defense litigation in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens County, Bronx, Westchester, Richmond County, Manhattan and Brooklyn Kings County New York.

 

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Sale of Marijuana

 

An arrest for selling 2 grams or less or one cigarette filled of marijuana is classified as criminal possession of marijuana in the 5th degree (New York State Penal Law § 221.35), a Class B misdemeanor punishable by 3 months in jail.

An arrest for selling more than 2 grams but less than 25 grams of marijuana is classified as criminal possession of marijuana in the 5th degree (New York State Penal Law § 221.40), a Class A misdemeanor punishable by 1 year in jail.

An arrest for selling 25 mg or more of marijuana or a mixture containing marijuana is classified as criminal possession of marijuana in the 3rd degree (New York State Penal Law § 221.45), a Class E felony punishable by 1 to 1½ years in prison.  Second time offenders may face up to 2 years in prison, and a previous violent offender could face 2½ years.

An arrest for selling 4 ounces or more of marijuana or a mixture containing marijuana is classified as criminal sale of a controlled substance in the 2nd degree (New York State Penal Law § 221.50), a Class D felony punishable by 1 to 2½ years in prison.  Second time offenders may face up to 4 years in prison, and a previous violent offender could face 4½ years.

An arrest for selling 16 ounces or more of marijuana or a mixture containing marijuana is classified as criminal sale of a controlled substance in the 1st degree (New York State Penal Law § 221.55), a Class C felony punishable by 1 to 5½ years in prison.  Second time offenders may face up to 8 years in prison, and a previous violent offender could face 9 years.

 

We strive to protect our clients by creating effective strategic defenses for clients charged with the sale or possession of Drugs:

 

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If you, or a loved one, have been charged with Possession or the sale of Marijuana (pot), in the state of New York do yourself a favor and call our experienced criminal defense lawyers for a free consultation at 1-800-960-1529.

We will use our experience, knowledge, aggressiveness and tenaciousness to get you the best possible results. Our lawyers offer reasonable rates, payment plans, and accept all major credit cards.

 

Possession of Marijuana (Pot)

Possessing of less than 2 ounces of marijuana in a non-public place is classified as unlawful possession of marijuana (New York State Penal Law § 221.05), a violation which carries a penalty of a fine up to $100.  A second offense may be punished by a fine of up to $200.  A third offense may be punishable by a fine of up to $250 and 15 days in jail.

An arrest for possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana in a public place is classified as criminal possession of marijuana in the 5th degree (New York State Penal Law § 221.10), a Class B misdemeanor punishable by 3 months in jail.

An arrest for possession of 2 ounces or more of  marijuana or a mixture containing marijuana is classified as criminal possession of marijuana in the 4th degree (New York State Penal Law § 221.15), a Class A misdemeanor punishable by one year in jail.

An arrest for possession of 8 ounces or more of marijuana or a mixture containing marijuana is classified as criminal possession of marijuana in the 3rd degree (New York State Penal Law § 221.20), a Class E felony punishable by 1 to 1½ years in prison.  Second time offenders may face up to 2 years in prison, and a previous violent offender could face 2½ years.

An arrest for possession of 16 ounces or more of  marijuana or a mixture containing marijuana is classified as criminal possession of marijuana in the 2nd degree (New York State Penal Law § 221.25), a Class D felony punishable by 1 to 2½ years in prison.  Second time offenders may face up to 4 years in prison, and a previous violent offender could face 4½ years.

An arrest for possession of 10 pounds or more of  marijuana or a mixture containing marijuana is classified as criminal possession of marijuana in the 1st degree (New York State Penal Law § 221.30), a Class C felony punishable by 1 to 5½ years in prison.  Second time offenders may face up to 8 years in prison, and a previous violent offender could face 9 years.

 


 

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We are dedicated to your success — so contact us today. Speak with one of our knowledgeable Long Island criminal defense litigation attorneys today from wherever you are in New York in Nassau and Suffolk, Brooklyn, Kings and Queens Counties, on Long Island and all New York City boroughs including Bronx, Westchester, Richmond County, and Manhattan.

 

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