New Paltz Marijuana Possession Lawyer
Marijuana possession is a common charge in the state of New York, but the penalties are anything but common. A conviction for marijuana possession can carry tremendous consequences, both in the criminal justice system and in your own life long term. If you are facing these charges, you need a lawyer with experience to defend you.
As a New Paltz marijuana possession attorney with more than 20 years of experience, I know the importance of aggressive criminal defense for marijuana possession charges and other drug crimes. My New Paltz law firm, Lawrence R. Trank, PLLC, has been defending clients from these charges for a long time, and I can help you.
In New York, there is no such thing as a simple marijuana possession charge. Between the fines, possible jail time and long term consequences, all marijuana possession charges are serious.
New York’s Severe Marijuana Possession Penalties
You could receive 15 days in jail for even the smallest marijuana possession conviction. For possession of two to eight ounces of marijuana, you could receive:
- Jail time: up to one year in jail
- Fines: up to $1,000
- Student loan ineligibility: A marijuana possession conviction could render you ineligible for certain federal student loans. Although assault and burglary convictions will not disqualify you from this student loan funding, simple marijuana possession could.
I have the experience with marijuana possession cases to defend you. I will approach your defense aggressively and thoroughly to have your charges minimized or dropped, or have your sentence reduced.
Personal Contact With Your Attorney
After 20 years as an attorney, I am sure that you, the client, are the most important aspect of my work. I consider my clients my number one priority in all of my legal practice areas. When you work with me, you will not be dealing with assistants or paralegals. I will be your main point of contact with my law firm throughout the case.
Call for a Free Consultation ∙ New York Drug Charges Lawyer
Marijuana possession charges often bring uncertainty and fear, but a little knowledge goes a long way to ease anxiety. Call me or send me an e-mail for a free initial consultation to learn more.