New York Criminal Defense
Marijuana crimes are common in our society and so many people do not take them seriously. Yet fines, mandatory rehab and possible jail time are just some of the consequences facing those charged with intent to sell marijuana or with other drug crimes. In fact, possessing eight or more ounces of marijuana is a felony charge, which can result in up to 15 years in prison.
At the Law Office of Luke Scardigno, I understand the seriousness of marijuana criminal charges, which can leave you with a criminal record for the rest of your life, lead to loss of your job or trigger serious immigration consequences for persons who are not United States citizens. Even legal permanent residents must determine immigration consequences when faced with a marijuana or other drug charge. With more than 20 years of criminal defense experience in New York, I, a Queens marijuana lawyer, know the laws and I can protect your rights and advise you regarding immigration consequences, if that is an issue.
If you are facing a marijuana possession or sale charge, call 718-414-6186 or contact me online to schedule a free and immediate initial consultation. I can assist you with your case.
Protecting You Against Marijuana or Other Drug Possession and Intent-to-Sell Drug Crimes
The possession or sale of marijuana can both be charged as misdemeanor or felony, depending on the weight in possession and how many grams or ounces the person was accused of possessing or selling. However, New York treats the sale of drugs or marijuana much more seriously than possession charges. If you are accused of selling marijuana or any type of drug, you can spend time in jail and can be fined hundreds of dollars, depending on the circumstances, and a person's prior criminal record, if any. It is important to hire an attorney who can provide the aggressive defense you need to reduce and/or fight the charge and minimize the consequences you face.
I, Luke Scardigno, a Queens criminal defense lawyer, will be by your side from the initial questioning and arrest through the finalization of your case. I will thoroughly investigate the evidence in your case, questioning police reports and challenging claims that have little merit, and examining why the police stopped you in the first place. It is your right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure from law enforcement. There must be reasonable suspicion or probable cause under the law to support a legal search and seizure. If evidence was obtained by violating your search and seizure rights, I will file a motion to suppress, which may lead to a dismissal of the charges.
Through my thorough investigation, commitment to your rights and protection, and skillful execution of a well-prepared defense, it is possible that you can walk away with a favorable outcome in your case.
Contact My Law Office Today
Call 718-414-6186 or contact me online to schedule a free and immediate initial consultation if you were arrested for a marijuana or other drug crime in Queens or any New York City borough, or Nassau, Suffolk or Westchester counties.
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