If you were caught in possession of less than two ounces of marijuana in a public place in Buffalo, you were probably arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of Marijuana.
This is a Class B misdemeanor that can carry a sentence of up to three months in jail, but there are many extenuating circumstances that an experienced criminal defense attorney can successfully use to keep you out of jail, or erase the charge entirely.
If you are a first time drug crime offender, the prosecutor will typically be willing to consider alternative approaches, like Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal (ACD), where your case will effectively be put on hold for a period of time, usually six months or a year, and if you stay out of trouble, the court will reconvene at the end of the ACD period and dismiss the charges.
You’ll leave court with no criminal record.
If you’ve had previous run-ins with the law, you may still have the option of pleading down to a lesser charge.
An experienced Buffalo drug defense attorney can help your case considerably.
Call the attorneys at Friedman & Ranzenhofer today at 716-542-5444 for a legal consultation with an experienced Buffalo marijuana defense attorney.