NYC Marijuana Possession Lawyers
An arrest can throw you into a state of absolute outrage if you have done nothing wrong. It can prompt you to verbally abuse authorities and utterly dismiss the charges against you with scorn and contempt. If you have been arrested on the charge of marijuana possession, you are in serious trouble. You must for the moment put aside the error that has been made and the extreme inconvenience it has produced. Your sole focus must be the winning of your freedom, and this can only happen by retaining the services of a criminal lawyer.
The Spodek Law Group specializes in criminal defense. They can provide you with the kind of counsel and representation that will get you released and the charges dropped.
Although its legalization has taken root in many other parts of the country, marijuana remains illegal in the state of New York. It is the most common form of illicit drug, and is used quite regularly in neighborhoods throughout New York City. Special squads of law enforcement officers have been assigned to break up marijuana distribution rings. Some people get busted for possession even though they were being investigated for something else.
You just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. That is your only fault. You may have been at the home of a friend who was being surveilled by police, and they swept you up along with everyone else who was in the house. They then proceeded to charge you with marijuana possession.
They must still prove that you actually committed this crime. The statute on possession states that you must be knowingly and unlawfully be in possession of marijuana in order to have caused an offense. If nothing you did meets these criteria, the police have to let you go.
Your attorney will compel the police to produce the evidence they say they have against you. Indeed, you should make no statement or volunteer any information until a lawyer from Spodek Law Group arrives. The police may tell you that it is in your interest to cooperate. That is their word for violating your Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate yourself. Even the most harmless statement can be used to convict you, which is why you must remain silent and let your lawyer speak for you.
You can get anywhere from a $250 fine and 15 days in jail to 15 years in prison and a $15,000 fine if you are convicted. The one thing you must keep clear in your mind is that law enforcement and prosecutors do not have your best interests at heart; they have every incentive to convict you.
If you are convicted, even on a misdemeanor, you will have a criminal record. All criminal records are public. Having one will make it harder for you to find a job; it may even prevent you from renting an apartment. A conviction will also soil and sully your good name and reputation. For all these reasons, you need to call in a professional to handle your criminal case. It may seem silly and a waste of time to go through such a process for a crime you did not commit. But if you don’t the prosecutors may make the charges stick.
If you are guilty of marijuana possession, if there is clear evidence that you violated the law, you still need a criminal attorney. Spodek Law Group are experienced lawyers who are familiar with the prosecutors in the DA’s office. They will be able to negotiate a solution that is fair and just, and that reduces the severity of the punishment you are to receive.