Criminal Sale of Marijuana in the Fifth Degree (NY PL 221.35) is slightly misnamed, as a commercial transaction is not required in order to be convicted.
If you sell, or even give away, two grams or less of marijuana, or one marijuana cigarette, you can be charged with this B Misdemeanor.
Conviction carries a potential three month sentence and a $500 fine, as well as the stigma of a misdemeanor drug conviction you’ll have to explain on every job, housing, or loan application you fill out for the rest of your life.
In cases like this, you need an attorney who knows how to push back against prosecutors and fight to get your charges reduced, dropped, or defeated in court.
The attorneys at Friedman & Ranzenhofer have successfully represented people in Buffalo against criminal charges for decades.
If you’re facing Criminal Sale of Marijuana (Marihuana) charges In The Fifth Degree, call us today at 716-542-5444 to speak to an experienced Buffalo criminal defense attorney for free.