Depending on the amount possessed, or its form, possession of marijuana can be either a violation or crime. Unlawful Possession of Marijuana in the Second Degree (Penal Law §221.05) is simple unlawful [...]
If I am convicted of unlawful possession of marijuana in the Second or First Degrees, do I only have to worry about a fine?
If you are convicted of either unlawful possession of marijuana in the first degree or unlawful possession of marijuana in the second degree, you will not have a criminal record. However, as [...]
Just because they will not result in a criminal record does not mean you should just plead guilty. There are many collateral consequences you face with drug offense convictions. Some low-level marijuana [...]
Criminal Possession of Marijuana 4th Degree Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the Fourth Degree (Penal Law §221.15) is unlawful possession of more than two ounces of preparations, compounds, mixtures, or substances that [...]
Yes. Other than dispensaries licensed through New York State for medicinal purposes, selling any amount of marijuana is a crime. The more marijuana sold, the higher the penalties. Criminal Sale of Marijuana [...]
Yes. Because New York defines “selling” broadly, you can still be charged with criminal sale of marijuana even if you only give it to your friends or serve as a pass through [...]