Drug Crimes Involving Marijuana

The cultivation, sale or possession of even relatively small quantities of marijuana is illegal in White Plains, and can have severe consequences including a criminal record and additional complications for students and those employed in occupations such as teaching, security guards, and nurses. If you have been arrested on marijuana charges, it is advisable to retain legal representation as early as possible by coming to The Law Office of John M. Cromwell. I have more than 24 years of experience as a White Plains criminal attorney, and I understand how important it is for you to resolve this situation quickly and efficiently. I believe that you deserve fair treatment and a second chance, and I will do everything I can to protect your rights.

Penalties for Illegal Marijuana Use

The courts in our area take drug offenses seriously, and it is vital to do everything you can to avoid a conviction. If you have been arrested for possession of up to two ounces of marijuana, you can be charged with a misdemeanor and sent to jail for up to three months, while if you were found with as much as 8 ounces in your possession, the penalty can be increased to a year. Larger amounts will lead to felony charges, with a maximum of 15 years in state prison and a $5,000 fine. The penalties for cultivating or selling marijuana are similar.

I have successfully represented many individuals on marijuana charges, from high school students arrested for juvenile crimes to teachers and other professionals. You simply cannot afford to have a criminal conviction on your record, as it can seriously limit your educational and career opportunities. I will investigate every aspect of the evidence against you to determine the most suitable strategy for defending you, whether it involves invoking your Constitutional right against unlawful search and seizure or if it is better to challenge the evidence that you were actually in possession of cannabis. Thorough preparation is crucial to success in a criminal defense case, and I urge you to call me as soon as possible.

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