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The most common marijuana offense I see in my practice is Unlawful Possession of Marijuana or UPM.  UPM is a violation.  It is not a crime and is punishable only by a maximum fine of $100.00 for first time offenders.  Despite the light penalty, a person should never plead guilty to a charge of UPM because under New York Criminal Procedure Law, a person charged with UPM is entitled to a dismissal of the charge. Some other low level marijuana offenses may also be dismissed as well.

The most important concern for many of my clients who are charged with a marijuana offense is that a conviction can make a student ineligible for financial aid.  Another concern is the fact that some employers or potential employers may take a dim view of marijuana offenders.

CPM=Criminal Possession of Marijuana                 CSM=Criminal sale of Marijuana

CPM 5th
smoking in public or +25 grams (.8 ounce)
Class B Misdemeanor
CPM 4th
+ 2 ounces
Class A Misdemeanor
CPM 3rd
+ 8 ounces
Class E Felony
CPM 2nd
+ 16 ounces
Class D Felony
CPM 1st
+ 10 pounds
Class C Felony
CSM 5th
gift of 2 grams or one joint
Class B Misdemeanor
CSM 4th
sale under 25  grams
Class A Misdemeanor
CSM 3rd
sale of +25 grams
Class E Felony
CSM 2nd
+4 ounces, sale to a minor
Class D Felony
CSM 1st
+1 pound
Class C Felony









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