Charged With The Sale Of Marijuana?
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.
If you or someone you love was accused of selling marijuana, it’s important to consult with an experienced Albany drug crime lawyer as quickly as possible. At The Law Office of James E. Tyner, PLLC, I am available to help you right now. Contact me today to schedule a free consultation and review your case options.
Marijuana Trafficking May Not Have Involved Cash Paid for the Drug
Many people assume that marijuana sales must involve cash paid for the drug. 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.
Consequences Of Marijuana Sales In Albany Can Be Harsh
If you have been charged with the sale of marijuana in Albany, you have a serious legal problem that must be dealt with sooner rather than later. If you are convicted, penalties may include:
- Jail time
- Forfeiture of property used to transport or store the marijuana
- Inability to get federally-backed student loans
Clients of The Law Office of James E. Tyner 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 the dismissal of the case for lack of admissible evidence.
Constructive Possession: What This Means For You
Were you charged with marijuana sales in Albany or across the state of New York but were not actually in immediate possession of the drug? Did the police force you to forfeit your car or cash that you had with you? You may have been a victim of circumstances, charged with “constructive possession” of marijuana belonging to someone else.
Whatever your circumstances, you need aggressive, skilled legal representation. While no results can be predicted or guaranteed in any criminal matter, I have obtained many successful outcomes and am prepared to handle your case.
Contact The Law Office of James E. Tyner Today For A Free Consultation
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 Albany. To schedule a free consultation, call 518-783-3800 or email me directly.