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Fight Your Marijuana Charge

Call Now 800-893-9645Unlawful Possession of Marijuana (UPM) is an offense charged under the New York State Penal Code.  Specifically, the charge can be found under PL Section 221.05.  Our experienced attorneys can help you fight this charge and work toward a dismissal.  If you are charged with UPM in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, or Orange Counties, give us a call at 914-723-7900.

How can your law firm help?  Our law firm has over 30 years of legal experience.  We are lead by a former prosecutor who has experience handling thousands of misdemeanor and felony cases including drug possession.

Can I really be denied student loans based on a conviction? Yes.  There are many adverse consequences that you can suffer as a result of guilty plea to this charge including but limited to jail, fines, and the denial of student loans.

Can a UPM conviction affect my admission into the military or law enforcement?  Yes. Some branches of the armed forces and law enforcement conduct extensive background checks prior to accepting candidates.  A conviction to such a charge can adversely affect your admission into these endeavors.

What Should I do if I am given this charge?  The worst thing you can do is ignore the charge.  We recommend that you call our law firm to discuss our approach to defending these matters.  In all likelihood, your case will be prosecuted by the district attorney’s office.  The government will have attorneys representing them.  So should you.

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“I was extremely pleased with the friendly yet professional service that I received in resolving my legal issue.” Karen K.
“Joseph Villanueva and staff made the whole process so easy and gave me the peace of mind that I didn't receive points against my license. Well worth the money!” Linda P.
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