While many states are legalizing marijuana, either medically or even recreationally, in New York, marijuana is still classified as a Schedule I substance. The state's laws surrounding drug crimes are very complex, and anyone facing felony drug charges or charges of drug possession will undoubtedly wish to seek the expert legal representation of an experienced lawyer, as felony drug charges generally carry steeper penalties than simple possession. A New York man was recently arrested on such charges involving alleged possession of a marijuana.
Drug possession, while a non-violent crime, can still carry lifelong repercussions if a defendant is found guilty. Sentencing varies greatly but can include jail or prison time ranging from a few days or weeks to upwards of 10 years. The two New York teens who were arrested for alleged cocaine possession will undoubtedly want to hire the best criminal defense possible in an attempt to combat the charges they are now facing.
A New York woman was arrested on the evening of Jan. 27 on accusations that she was driving while intoxicated. Police reports indicate that she was initially pulled over when she allegedly failed to dim her headlights. She is now facing DWI charges.
A New York man and two others were arrested on Jan. 12 after the man's apartment was raided by police. The 37-year-old has been accused of selling GHB, steroids and methamphetamines from his luxury apartment. He and the other two men are now facing charges of drug possession.