Charges of marijuana sales carry worse penalties upon conviction if the marijuana was allegedly sold by an adult to a minor. Even a 21-year-old giving marijuana to a teenage brother or sister may face much more serious consequences as a result of the age of the person who received the drug.
Many people assume that “marijuana sales” must involve cash paid for the marijuana. In fact, exchanging or trading anything of value for pot (weed) can result in a charge of marijuana trafficking for the supplier. Claiming that the marijuana was “given as a gift” does not hold water in most cases — and is not a valid defense in a marijuana sales case.
If you have been charged with marijuana trafficking, you have a serious legal problem that must be dealt with sooner rather than later. If you are convicted, penalties may include:
Clients of The Law Office of James E. Tyner, PLLC can count on a focused defense, a detailed investigation, determined negotiations with the prosecution and any other form of committed advocacy likely to bring about a less severe outcome. In many cases, law enforcement is found to have committed an illegal search and seizure, resulting in case dismissal for lack of admissible evidence.
Were you charged with marijuana sales that took place near St. Regis Mohawk Reservation along the Canada-New York border or elsewhere in New York? You may have been a victim of circumstances, charged with “constructive possession” of marijuana belonging to someone else. Did the police force you to forfeit your car or cash that you had with you?
Whatever your circumstances, you need aggressive, skilled legal representation. While no results can be predicted or guaranteed in any criminal matter, clients of attorney James Tyner is encouraged by the many successful outcomes that the law firm has obtained.
The cost of hiring the wrong lawyer can compromise the rest of your life. Don’t take chances if you have been charged with cultivation, possession or distribution of marijuana in New York. To schedule a free consultation with a marijuana defense attorney at our Albany, Schenectady or New York City law office, call 866-642-3807 or email us directly.