Keauhou, HI asked in Criminal Law for New York

Q: I smoke marijuana in the evenings to relax. Is it really a big deal these days to get caught with a joint?

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Stephen Bilkis
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • New York, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: Marijuana is still illegal in New York. In fact, New York is known as having some of the harshest drug laws in the U.S. If you are caught with a small amount of marijuana (25 grams) that is for personal use, the fine is $100. However, if you are caught with more than 25 grams, or are found to be selling marijuana to others, the consequences can be serious.

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