Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the Fourth Degree (NY PL 221.15) is an A Misdemeanor in Buffalo, meaning that if you’re convicted, you could face up to a year in prison.
The charge alleges that you knowingly possessed marijuana in an amount between two and eight ounces.
There are a number of approaches that a criminal defense attorney can take when it comes to defending you against charges of Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the Fourth Degree.
Some defendants may be eligible for alternative sentences like Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal (ACD), which means that you meet certain terms and stay out of trouble for a year, and the court will dismiss your case.
It may also be possible to challenge a police search in order to attack the evidence against you.
The facts of your case and your goals will determine the legal strategy you pursue, but the most important thing is that you avoid conviction of the A Misdemeanor if at all possible.
The attorneys at Friedman & Ranzenhofer can help.
Call us today at 716-542-5444 for a legal consultation with an experienced Buffalo marijuana defense attorney.