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Marijuana Possession

Albany Drug Crime Lawyer Defending Individuals Accused of Marijuana Possession and Other Marijuana-Related Offenses 

NIDA, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, reports that “according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, in 2007, 14.4 million Americans aged 12 or older used marijuana at least once in the month prior to being surveyed” — or close to 5 percent of the population. Many believe that it should be legalized, at least for medicinal purposes. Yet it remains a drug crime in Albany and across the state of New York to grow, possess or sell marijuana.

Informants May Have Built-In Incentive

People who are arrested for possession of marijuana often get in that predicament because confidential informants gave incriminating evidence to the police. A shrewd criminal defense for a person charged with possession of marijuana often includes an investigation into the potential motives of the informant. Often, the informant has a built-in incentive to give damaging information, since they are snitching in exchange for staying out of prison.

When You Have Been Arrested for Possession of Marijuana, Insist on Your Right to Remain Silent

The most important piece of advice for anyone charged with possession of marijuana is free on this website — and it is the same advice given to people charged with any criminal offense. Don’t talk to the police, your family, the alleged informants or anyone before you are represented by an experienced Albany drug crime lawyer.

Under stress, fear of legal fees or other negative emotions, many people make the mistake of agreeing to answer a few questions for the police — hoping, perhaps, to explain themselves out of the situation. In fact, however, trying to deal with the police on your own is almost sure to bring about a worse outcome. It is important to know that even if you think you have no defense, a knowledgeable defense lawyer can often find an angle to help bring about a favorable outcome. For example, did the police conduct an illegal search and seizure? If so, evidence gathered may be thrown out.

Contact The Law Office of James E. Tyner, PLLC Today

The cost of hiring the wrong lawyer to defend you after a marijuana cultivation or possession arrest can be much greater than you imagine. Don’t take chances with your freedom, your rights and your future. Schedule a free consultation with an Albany drug crime lawyer at our law office. Call 518-363-6293 or email him now.

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