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Covered by New York Times, and other outlets. Fake heiress accused of conning the city’s wealthy, and has an HBO special being made about her.

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Accused of stalking Alec Baldwin. The case garnered nationwide attention, with USAToday, NYPost, and other media outlets following it closely.

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The Spodek Law Group understands how delicate high-profile cases can be, and has a strong track record of getting positive outcomes. Our lawyers service a clientele that is nationwide. With offices in both LA and NYC, and cases all across the country - Spodek Law Group is a top tier law firm.

Todd Spodek is a second generation attorney with immense experience. He has many years of experience handling 100’s of tough and hard to win trials. He’s been featured on major news outlets, such as New York Post, Newsweek, Fox 5 New York, South China Morning Post, Insider.com, and many others.

In 2022, Netflix released a series about one of Todd’s clients: Anna Delvey/Anna Sorokin.

Why Clients Choose Spodek Law Group

The reason is simple: clients want white glove service, and lawyers who can win. Every single client who works with the Spodek Law Group is aware that the attorney they hire could drastically change the outcome of their case. Hiring the Spodek Law Group means you’re taking your future seriously. Our lawyers handle cases nationwide, ranging from NYC to LA. Our philosophy is fair and simple: our nyc criminal lawyers only take on clients who we know will benefit from our services.

We’re selective about the clients we work with, and only take on cases we know align with our experience – and where we can make a difference. This is different from other law firms who are not invested in your success nor care about your outcome.

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Westchester Marijuana Possession Lawyer

By Spodek Law Group | July 27, 2023
(Last Updated On: July 28, 2023)

Last Updated on: 28th July 2023, 07:22 pm

While attitudes may be changing as it relates to using marijuana, it is still a federal crime to possess it. It is also a crime in many states to possess it whether it is being used for medical or recreational purposes. Therefore, it is important that you understand the potential penalties of marijuana possession as well as what an attorney can do to help obtain a favorable outcome in your case.

Federal Law Supersedes State Law

It is critical to understand that federal law is always given top priority over state law. Therefore, just because certain states like Colorado and Massachusetts have legalized recreational marijuana doesn’t mean that you can’t be charged with a crime. Furthermore, in states like New York where possession of marijuana could be an infraction, you still can’t be seen with it outside of your home.

What Are the Possible Penalties for a Marijuana Possession Conviction?

Marijuana possession penalties can range from an infraction for having less than 25 grams in New York state to spending up to two years in jail for having less than a pound in Texas. If you are caught in possession of a pound or more of marijuana in Texas, you could face at least six months in jail.

Many states also impose fines of up to $10,000 or more for those who are caught with large amounts of marijuana. You could also be charged with intent to sell or distribute this substance if you are found with a large enough quantity. Generally, you must have at least a pound or more to face this enhanced charge.

Your Background Could Play a Role in Deciding Your Punishment

If you have never been convicted of a felony in the state of Texas, you will likely be sentenced to drug rehab for a first marijuana possession offense. The same is true in most other states as governments have decided to treat drug use as a medical condition as opposed to a crime. Large cities may have their own rules as it relates to how a drug offender should be sentenced.

A Conviction Could Have Long-Term Impact

Having a criminal conviction on your record could have a long-term impact on your ability to find a job or get into school. This is true even if most people consider marijuana use to be relatively harmless. It can also be true even if you were only found to be in possession of a relatively small amount of the substance. However, your attorney will work to help you obtain a plea bargain or have the case thrown out entirely.

How Will an Attorney Help Me?

An attorney will represent your interests from the time that you are taken into custody until the time that your case is resolved. He or she may be able to obtain a lower bail amount or convince a judge that you should be entitled to bail. It may also be possible for an attorney to dispute evidence collected in your case and possibly get it suppressed or otherwise dismissed. That may be enough to obtain a plea bargain or have the matter dismissed entirely.

If you are charged with possession of marijuana, it is important that you know your rights. Among those rights is the ability to retain legal counsel. If you cannot afford an attorney, one can be given to you for free to ensure that you are treated fairly during the legal process.

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