Marijuana (Marihuana) Possession / Sale

Were you arrested for Marijuana Possession or Sale?

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Is Marijuana Possession illegal in New York?

NIDA, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, reports that "According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, in 2007, 14.4 million Americans aged 12 or older used marijuana at least once in the month prior to being surveyed" — or close to 5 percent of the population. Many believe that it should be legalized, at least for medicinal purposes. Yet it remains a drug crime in New York to grow, possess or sell marijuana.

Arrested for a Marijuana charges?

New York Drug charges are serious criminal charges can carry serious results, inluding jail, probation, fines, mandated programs, a criminal record. That's why hiring a private criminal drug lawyer Jason A. Steinberger can help. New York Criminal Lawyer Jason A. Steinberger can help if you have been arrested, are under investigation, or wanted by the police. Getting a New York Criminal Lawyer involved from the beginning of the criminal case can protect your criminal legal rights. Jason A. Steinberger can educate you about New York Drug Law and give you the criminal legal guidance you need to help with all types of drug criminal feleonies, criminal misdemeanors and criminal violations. 

What does it mean to be in Possession of Marijuana?

In New York, the law allows for many different ways for a person to be charged with drug possession as both a Felony and a Misdemeanor.  Clearly, if a person has marijuana on their person, they can be charged with possesion.  But a person can also be charged with possession if they are simply inside of a car that contains marijuana, whether that person was near the marijuana or not.  Similarly, if a person is in an apartment of house that contains marijuana, that person is presumed to knowingly possess the marijuana. 

What does it mean to Sell Marijuana in New York?

Clearly, if a person has marijuana and gives some to another person in exchange for money, that is a Marijuana Sale.  But a person can also be charged with a Marijuana Sale for simply sharing marijuana.  The act of giving another person marijuana to someone else constitutes a Marijuana Sale in New York.  Beleive it or not, passing a marijuana cigarette, otherwise known as a joint, to someone can form the basis of being charged with a Marijuana Sale.  

When you sense that you need criminal legal help, look no further than Jason A. Steinberger to advise you about your New York criminal rights and protect you from violation of your New York criminal rights.