New York Marihuana Defense Lawyers

New York Marihuana Defense Lawyers

Mayo Bartlett is a New York Marihuana Defense Lawyer who has the experience and dedication that you or your loved one needs on their side when facing marihuana (marijuana) charges. He is a former Westchester County prosecutor who served more than 10 years in the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office in White Plains New York, and he was selected as a Super Lawyer, and as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers. Mr. Bartlett has also been a Criminal Defense Attorney since 2003, and he has a thorough understanding of police procedure from years spent working with officers and detectives throughout Westchester County, New York City and the Hudson Valley. 

Our New York Marihuana Defense Lawyers have handled thousands of criminal cases, and have successfully had many violent felony charges reduced to misdemeanors, or had them dismissed entirely. We have obtained a verdict of not guilty for a variety of violent charges that would have resulted in sentences of decades, and sometimes life in prison.

Mayo Bartlett has extensive experience in Westchester County Criminal Courts and he is familiar with every aspect of handling Marihuana (Marijuana) Cases and other felony and misdemeanor cases from arraignment and bail applications, through motion practice, discovery and trial. As Marijuana Defense Lawyers, we are part of a criminal defense team that works frequently with private investigators and forensic experts to provide you with the best defense for your marijuana case. In fact, our Cannabis Lawyers have handled hundreds of Cannabis cases ranging from simple Unlawful Possession of Marihuana which is a violation and not a crime, through major felony marijuana cases involving the possession and sale of 50 or more pounds of marijuana.

Marihuana (Marijuana) Cases

Many people are not aware that Marihuana (sometimes spelled Marijuana) cases are very serious allegations. This may be because several states have either decriminalized Marihuana possession, or even made it legal. The decriminalization of Marihuana does not mean that it is legal to possess Marihuana, it simply means that simple possession may be treated as a noncriminal offense which may be punishable by a fine, or sometimes even a short period of jail time. In contrast, legalization of Marihuana possession means that there is no penalty for simple possession. Nevertheless, even where Marihuana possession is legal, you may be required to have a license to possess Marihuana.

Marihuana is still illegal in New York State, and under Federal Criminal Law, despite the fact that some jurisdictions such as New York City have considered, or enacted policies of not arresting people for simple marijuana possession. Nevertheless, these policies are discretionary and are not a change in the law. The punishments for marijauna offenses and crimes in New York can mean many years in prison. If you or a loved one is facing Marihuana related charges, choosing an attorney to defend your case is one of the most important — if not the most important — decisions you will ever have to make. It is absolutely critical that you retain the services of an aggressive, highly experienced criminal defense attorney with a proven track record as soon as you possibly can. Let our Marijuana defense attorneys help you in your time of need. We will help you navigate your marijuana case whether it is a simple violation, or a federal felony.

Marihuana Consequences

Our N.Y. Marijuana Defense Lawyers represent people who have been severely impacted by pleas of guilty to marijuana (marihuana) related offenses. Marihuana crimes and offense are among the least understood charges a person can face. Often, the allegations alone are enough to damage a person’s life, causing the accused to lose eligibility to receive federal student loans, to lose the right to remain in the United States if he or she is an immigrant, and to even lose their freedom. Our Marijuana Attorneys also have extensive experience representing college students who have criminal charges against them. Seemingly minor charges like Marihuana possession may lead to denial of student loans, and even expulsion from school. If you, or a loved one is a college student facing criminal charges contact us immediately so that we may help you effectively resolve the case while preserving your ability to complete your education.

Another possible consequence of the use of Marihuana is the potential to face criminal charges for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs. Marihuana remains in your body for a month or more. For that reason, even if you are not high, marihuana will still be present in your blood. If you have an accident that involves death or serious injury to another person, and your blood is taken, either voluntarily, or by a court order, you may face criminal charges. If you refuse the blood test, you may be arrested and charged with DWI refusal. We are seeing an increase in the number of Marihuana related driving charges largely due to the mistaken belief that it is legal to drive while under the influence of Marihuana. It is important to choose an attorney who has experience handling these delicate cases. Our legal team includes forensic experts, private investigators with law enforcement backgrounds, and seasoned attorneys. 

With offices located in the Westchester Financial Center which is one block from the White Plains Train Station and bus depot, and two blocks from the Westchester County Court, our criminal defense team handles felonies in Federal Court, as well as New York State Courts in New York City, Westchester County, including White PlainsYonkersMount VernonRyePleasantvilleSleepy HollowTarrytownPeekskillMount Pleasant, Dobbs Ferry, Armonk, Chappaqua, Greenburgh, Elmsford, Valhalla, New Rochelle, Pleasantville, Bronxville, Eastchester, Scarsdale, Mamaroneck, Hartsdale, Harrison, Mount VernonPort Chester, Somers, Ossining, YorktownCroton on Hudson, Cortlandt, Brewster, Southeast, Putnam Valley, Bedford, Larchmont, Tuckahoe, Hastings, Pelham, Katonah, Mount KiscoNew CastleNorth CastleLewisboroSouth SalemNorth Salem, Nyack, ArdsleyIrvingtonBronxManhattanBrooklynPutnam County , Dutchess CountyRockland County, Ulster County and throughout the Hudson Valley.

Mayo appeared almost every week on a legal panel featured on Richard French Live which is available on WRNN. The show was taped live every Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 p.m. and airs throughout New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, including the five boroughs of New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, the Washington DC Metro Area, Dallas, Houston, San Fransisco, Los Angeles and Hawaii.

If you or someone you know is facing allegations of Marihuana, don’t hesitate. Contact us now and let our Marihuana Defense Lawyers begin the fight to keep your freedom. 

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