Buffalo Penalties For Criminal Possession Of Marijuana (Marihuana) In The Third Degree (NY PL 221.20)
If you’re caught in possession of eight ounces or more of marijuana, you have graduated to the felony level of pot possession.
Under Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the Third Degree (NY PL 221.20), you’ll be charged with an E felony, and because it’s a drug charge, you’ll face heightened penalties.
For instance, in a standard E felony prosecution, the minimum sentence is one year.
In your case, because you were caught with drugs, you’ll spend between 18 months and four years behind bars if convicted.
That doesn’t mean things get easy when you’re released. New York doesn’t allow for expungement of felony records, so you’ll spend the rest of your life checking the box on job applications, rental forms, bank documents, and many more.
Drug convictions have a way of shrinking the opportunities available to a person forever.
Your only hope is to fight the charges. The attorneys at Friedman & Ranzenhofer can help.
If you or a family member need help with Criminal Possession Of Marijuana (Marihuana) In The Third Degree charges, call us today at 716-542-5444 and talk to an experienced Buffalo drug crimes defense lawyer for free.