Marijuana Possession Lawyer in Queens

Get an Queens Criminal Defense Attorney on Your Side!

Even though other states have passed laws that have legalized the recreational and medical use of marijuana, its use and distribution is still illegal throughout most of the country, including New York. With over 40,000 people arrested in New York City for marijuana in 2008, the state continues to have some of the toughest drug laws in America. If you have been arrested and charged with possession of marijuana while impaired, in an airport, or anywhere else, it is imperative that you seek the help of a trained drug crimes attorney from the Law Office of Kevin P. O’Donnell.

We have been defending the rights of the accused in Queens for over 15 years, offering customized defenses and zealous advocacy for a variety of drug crimes. Having formerly been a prosecutor, Attorney Kevin O’Donnell can provide an invaluable perspective to your case and anticipate the opposition’s strategy. Our firm can provide you with an aggressive defense aimed at dismantling the prosecution’s case and reaching the most desirable outcome.

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What Penalties Do I Face?

Possession of marijuana can bring a myriad of different penalties including fines and possible incarceration. This all depends on the amount of marijuana you have on your person at the time of arrest, as larger amounts will escalate the penalties. In addition, having a large amount of marijuana on you can lead to a felony charge.

If caught with over 8 ounces of marijuana, the following penalties can be imposed:

  • Up to 15 years in prison
  • Fines ranging up to $15,000
  • Loss of employment
  • Probation

These possible punishments are only for possession. If you are also charged with selling, trafficking, or cultivation, you can be subject to additional penalization of up to 25 years in prison and fines totaling up to $100,000. If you have been arrested for marijuana-related violations, it is imperative that you consult with our knowledgeable Queens criminal defense lawyer immediately to begin developing an effective defense.

How We Can Defend You

Depending on the unique circumstances of your arrest, it is possible that we can seek to have your charges dropped. We can examine the legality of your stoppage and arrest, and establish whether or not the arresting officer acted within the bounds of the law. Our legal team is ready to do everything to ensure that no stone is left unturned in the defense of your rights and vigorously pursue justice on your behalf.

Some of the potential defenses for your case include:

  • Absence of probable cause
  • Unlawful search & seizure
  • Improper protocol of the arresting officer

Contact a Queens Drug Crime Lawyer for Hard-Hitting Representation

If you have been charged with possession of marijuana, do not wait any longer to protect your future. The Law Office of Kevin P. O’Donnell is prepared to stand by your side and offer you the support you need, giving you solid and trustworthy representation during your difficult time. Our experience and intricate knowledge of the criminal justice system can help you rest easy knowing that your case is sure to be in good hands.

Call us at (888) 715-1735 today to take the first step towards a results-driven defense.

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Law Office of Kevin P. O’Donnell
Queens Criminal Defense Attorney

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