If you get caught with weed, you need a marijuana lawyer in New York City.
Over the course of my career, I’ve defended hundreds of clients accused of possessing and selling marijuana.
During a recent 10-year period, the New York City Police Department arrested more than 350,000 people for possessing small amounts of marijuana.* This number is 10 times greater than the number of pot arrests made in each of the two preceding 10-year periods.
The huge leap in marihuana arrests did not result from increased marijuana use, which peaked in 1980. Rather, it is a deliberately oppressive police tactic designed to accomplish several NYPD policy goals.
Marijuana arrests provide a relatively safe, easy way for the NYPD:
Many people believe marijuana possession should be legalized in New York for medical use, and for responsible personal use. Until that happens, possessing marijuana remains a crime.
As a marijuana lawyer in New York City, I’ve represented many people accused of possessing or selling pot.
See H.G. Levine & D.P. Small, “Marijuana Arrest Crusade: Racial Bias and Police Policy in New York City, 1997-2007”, for a detailed discussion of NYPD marijuana arrests.
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