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Though many people think that marijuana possession should be completely decriminalized, it is still a crime. A person apprehended with larger quantities can be charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute.
Whatever the circumstances of your case, being convicted of Marijuana Possession has serious long-term consequences. You may go to jail. In addition, you will have a criminal record and you may be excluded from certain professions.
At the Law Offices of Norman Mattar, we aggressively defend people facing Drug Charges, including Marijuana Possession, Marijuana Cultivation and Possession with Intent to Distribute. Attorney Norman Mattar has more than 25 years of experience as a Prosecutor and Private Defense Advocate. When defending you, Mr. Mattar will work tenaciously to protect your rights and preserve your freedom.
Search and seizure defense strategies
When marijuana is found in a vehicle or house, the police will often arrest everyone in the vehicle or house even though their connection to the drug is tenuous at best. This is called “Constructive Possession.” Norman Mattar understands the possible defenses to Constructive Possession as well as other defenses based on illegal “Search and Seizure” actions of the police. If the evidence so obtained can be suppressed, it could result in the dismissal of the charge against you. Mr. Mattar will aggressively defend you at all stages of the legal process, seeking the best possible outcome for you.
Alternatives to a criminal conviction and jail
Certain people charged with Marijuana Possession in New York may be able to avoid conviction and jail through an outcome known as Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal. If you are granted such an outcome, the charge will be ultimately dismissed if you comply with the terms of the program. Norman Mattar has helped many people obtain such outcomes, and if you are eligible, he will seek to obtain that for you.
If you’ve been charged with a drug offense, call now to set up a consultation.
Call 716-633-4300 to discuss your case with an experienced and committed defense advocate.