In the video above, Mr. Petrus discusses the way that marijuana possession charges are handled in New York City. Since possession of marijuana for medical or recreational use has not yet been legalized in the state of New York, it is still possible for marijuana possession to result in criminal charges. However, New York recently decriminalized the possession of small amount of marijuana. While this does not make marijuana possession legal, it does make the consequences much less severe when only a small amount of marijuana is involved. At the present time, being found in possession of a small amount of marijuana typically results in a Desk Appearance Ticket.
Even though marijuana possession has been decriminalized, it is still important to seek legal representation when accused of any kind of drug possession.
To view the rest of this video blog post series, visit the blog of Paul D. Petrus, Jr. at petruslaw.com.