authenticWEB’s online video production team recently produced a series of interview style video blog posts for NYC drug crimes attorney Paul D. Petrus, Jr.

In the video above, Mr. Petrus explains the legal process for misdemeanor drug possession charges. Misdemeanor drug possession in New York most often results in a Desk Appearance Ticket, commonly known as a DAT. Before giving a DAT, the officer making the arrest must take the accused individual to the police station and run a record check. If the accused individual had no active warrants against them and no criminal record, the officer will usually issue a DAT and let them go. The DAT lists a future date that the accused individual must appear in court.

If you or a loved one has been issued a DAT for misdemeanor drug possession, it is important to seek legal representation from a qualified criminal defense attorney immediately.

To view more videos from this series and find answers to your legal questions, visit the blog of Paul D. Petrus, Jr. at