If You Have Been Charged with a Drug Offense, Contact an Experienced Buffalo
Criminal Defense Attorney
The experienced and award-winning Buffalo criminal defense lawyers at
The Rossi Law Firm have nearly 40 years of combined experience defending individuals charged
with drug offenses. Over that time, they have built a reputation for aggressively
and effectively representing their clients' interests. Clients of
The Rossi Law Firm can rest assured that their voice will be heard and
all aspects of their case will be thoroughly investigated to ensure that
each client has the best defense possible, based on the specific facts
of his or her case.
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Types of Drug Offenses in New York
Like many other states, New York's drug laws are varied and complex.
The severity of the charge depends on many factors, including the nature
of the offense, the type of controlled substance involved, the quantity
of the controlled substance, and the individual's criminal history.
Drug offenses commonly charged in New York include:
Marijuana Possession Offenses
Offenses involving Marijuana (also referred to as "Marihuana"
in the New York Penal Law) are detailed in Article 221 of the New York
State Penal Law. Although there is a growing national trend to decriminalize
Marijuana, New York State Law prohibits the possession and sale of Marijuana.
Possession of Marijuana can be treated as either a violation (lower level
offense) or a criminal offense carrying significant penalties, depending
on the amount of Marijuana that the individual is alleged to have possessed.
Marijuana possession offenses in New York include:
Unlawful possession of Marijuana in violation of Penal Law § 221.05: this offense is considered a
violation (not a crime) and carries a fine of up to $100.
Criminal possession of Marijuana in the fifth degree in violation of Penal Law § 221.10: this is a class B misdemeanor
criminal offense, and is punishable by up to three months in jail, or
a period of probation, and a fine of up to $500.
Criminal possession of Marijuana in the fourth degree in violation of Penal Law § 221.15: this is a class A misdemeanor,
and is punishable by a jail sentence of up to one year, or a period of
probation, and a fine of up to $1,000.
An individual can also be charged with numerous felony level offenses for
possessing Marijuana, depending on the aggregate weight of Marijuana possessed
by that individual. For more specific information relating to drug offenses,
contact The Rossi Law Firm today. We have the experience required to address
the specific facts of your case and provide you with the aggressive, results-oriented
representation that you need when charged with a drug offense.
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