Marijuana Possession - More than 25 Grams
If you have been arrested for criminal possession of more than 25 grams of marijuana under New York's Penal Law, than contact Law Office of Rochelle S. Berliner. Queens criminal defense lawyer Rochelle Berliner is an attorney on NORML's Legal Committee which fights for the reform of marijuana laws in New York City and throughout the country.
When a person is charged with possessing more than 25 grams of marijuana (often referred to by law enforcement as CPM), they also can be arrested for Criminal Possession of Marihuana, a class B misdemeanor in the Fifth Degree. This will be the charge as long as the amount of marijuana is more than 25 grams but less than 2 ounces. The offense carries a penalty of up to three months or ninety (90) days in jail or 1 year of probation and/or up to a $500 fine.
Rochelle S. Berliner aggressively fights marijuana charges throughout the greater New York City metropolitan area including Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and The Bronx. Contact the Law Office of Rochelle S. Berliner today at 718-261-5600 or submit an online form to discuss your legal options.
Additional Links on Marijuana Charges
Finding a Marijuana Attorney in Queens NY - Find out more about how marijuana and cannabis charges are prosecuted. Learn about possible defenses for illegal searches or seizures, motions to dismiss, and motions to exclude statements unlawfully obtained. Find graphs showing the penalties and punishments under New York's criminal laws for each type of offense from unlawful possession of marijuana, possession in plain view or public place, possession with intent to sell, felony possession to trafficking.
|25 g or less - Penal Law §221.05||violation||15 days and/or fine||$100 (1st offense) $200 (2nd offense)
$250 (3rd offense)
|25 g to 2 oz (or any amount in plain view) - Penal Law §221.10||class B misdemeanor||3 months and/or fine and/or 1 year of probation||$500|
|2 to 8 oz - Penal Law §221.15||class A misdemeanor||1 year and/or fine and/or 3 years of probation||$1,000|
|8 to 16 oz (first felony offense) - Penal Law §221.20||class E felony||1.5 - 2 years determinate sentence plus post-release supervision of 1-2 years, or 5 years of probation||$5,000|
|8 to 16 oz (second offense with prior non-violent felony)||class E felony||1.5 - 2 years determinate sentence plus post-release supervision of 1-2 years, or 5 years of probation||$5,000|
|16 oz to 10 lbs (first offense) - Penal Law §221.25||class D felony||1 - 2.5 years determinate sentence plus post-release supervision of 1 year, or 5 years of probation||$5,000|
|16 oz to 10 lbs (second offense with prior non-violent felony)||class D felony||1.5 - 4 years determinate sentence plus post-release supervision of 1 - 2 years, or 5 years of probation||$5,000|
|More than 10 lbs (first offense) - Penal Law §221.30||class C felony||1 - 5.5 years determinate sentence plus post-release supervision of 1 - 2 years, or 5 years of probation||$15,000|
|More than 10 lbs (second offense with prior non-violent felony)||class C felony||2 - 8 years determinate sentence plus post release supervision of 1.5 - 3 years, or 5 years of probation||$15,000|
Rochelle Berliner grew up in Queens, NY. She started New York Law School in January 1989 and graduated in June 1991. Immediately after law school, she started working at the New York County District Attorney’s Office, where she stayed for approximately 14 years...
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