Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Possession of Marijuana (Felony Charge) reduced to a Violation....

Today I represented a 20 year old John Jay college student who was arrested in the Lower East Side and charged with possessing over a pound of marijuana - Penal Law 221.25 (a class D felony) punishable by up to 7 years in jail. Because of the weight of marijuana, he was charged with a felony. I was able to negotiate with the New York County District Attorney and my client pled guilty to disorderly conduct (Penal Law 240.20) which is a violation and less than a crime. His penalty was one day community service.

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