Criminal possession of marijuana in the 5th degree in violation of penal Law 221.1002-a person is guilty of criminal possession of marijuana in the 5th degree when he knowingly and unlawfully possesses one or more preparations, compounds, mixtures or substances containing marijuana and the preparations, compounds, mixtures or substances are of an aggregate weight of more than 25 g
If this is a persons first time getting a charge of marijuana possession typically what happens is the case is adjourned in contemplation of being dismissed (ACOD) what this means is the charges will automatically be dismissed after one year if the person stays out of trouble. If an individual gets into trouble within the year the district attorney can make a motion to get the charges reinstated. This does not happen too often. After the persons first marijuana possession if they are charged with such crime again the offer would be a reduction to what is called disorderly conduct which is a violation that comes with a fine.
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