Drug Crimes

Can I get a DWI for Driving With Marijuana in my System in New York?

March 29, 2017

In New York, driving under the influence of marijuana falls under the category of Driving while ability impaired by a drug (DWAI/drug) or if a driver had consumed both drugs and alcohol, driving while ability impaired by a combined influence of drugs or alcohol (DWAI/combination). Both of these offenses have serious consequences, so if you were arrested in New York for driving while under the influence of marijuana, it is critical to contact an experienced […] Read On

First Time Marijuana Penalties in New York

October 10, 2016

Cannabis laws are swiftly changing across the country. States like Washington, Colorado, and Oregon have fully-regulated, legal marijuana markets. As perceptions change towards the drug, legislature follows. However, marijuana is still an illegal substance in New York. That means you can be arrested, processed, and jailed if you are caught with marijuana. The outcomes of your interaction with the police will differ based on the facts of the case. Still, the point remains – you […] Read On

Is New York City Close to Legalizing Marijuana?

February 18, 2016

In 2014 the Compassionate Care Act was signed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. This piece of legislation served to legalize the use of medical marijuana for New York citizens. However, the law was not passed without some limitations. New York’s medical marijuana program did not go into effect until January, 2016. While this has made many recreational users hopeful, medical cannabis users are unsatisfied with the current law. With Manhattan’s first medical marijuana dispensary […] Read On

Call for Reduced Sentences on Low-Level Drug Crimes

December 22, 2015

In a recent editorial, the New York Times has called for a reduction in sentences for those convicted of low-level drug offenses. The impetus for the proposal is two-fold: first, Congress has been wrestling with sentencing reform for some time, and potential changes may be in sight; second, the available statistics show that an immense amount of money and resources are currently being devoted to housing inmates in federal prison who pose no danger to […] Read On

Huge heroin bust in the Bronx

May 27, 2015

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced the seizure in the Bronx of enough heroin to get every one of the residents of New York City high. In case you don’t know, that’s almost eight and a half million people. In terms of local drug busts, it was the largest DEA heroin seizure in New York state history. It was also the agency’s fourth largest heroin seizure in the entire country. The heroin, which apparently […] Read On

Club Drug “Molly” Fuels New York Party Scene

February 10, 2014

If you’re told that some young adults are about to spend the evening with Molly, you might picture one of their girlfriends, or an actress (Molly Shannon or Molly Ringwald), or maybe you expect them to be reviewing a book on the revolutionary war, featuring Molly Pitcher. But the name today has nothing to do with actresses or historical figures. It’s supposedly a “pure” form of MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine), a stimulant that is the primary ingredient […] Read On

Prescription Database Focuses on New York Doctor Shoppers

September 4, 2013

Abuse of prescription medication is a huge issue, impacting every segment of society. One of the ways that people traditionally obtain a ready supply of paid medication and other mood-altering prescription drugs is to engage in what is referred to as “doctor shopping.” We described the practice, and some of its consequences, in our blog of June 2012 (Prescription Drug Crackdown Leads to 98 Arrests). A new online system for tracking prescription pill abuse went […] Read On

Jet’s Season Off to a Tough Start

May 21, 2013

The Jets had are coming off a tough year. A poor 6 – 10 record, described by some as humiliating, called for changes this year. So during the off season, the Jets acquired a number of new players, among them running back Mike Goodson. Goodson was signed to a $6.9 million deal, and was projected to be one of the backs in the team’s regular rotation. He previously played for the Carolina Panthers and the […] Read On

New York Legislator Busted for Marijuana

March 18, 2013

A conservative state assemblyman has been busted for possession of pot. Reports say that Steve Katz, a Republican member of the Assembly from Hudson Valley, was stopped last week on the Thruway for speeding – allegedly traveling 80 miles an hour in a 65 mph zone. The trooper says that after he pulled Katz over, he noticed a “slight” odor of marijuana coming from the car. Police add that when he was asked if there […] Read On

House Arrest for S.I. Doctor Charged in Drug Sales

January 23, 2013

When we think about drug dealers – either those selling illegal drugs like cocaine and heroin, or those selling prescription drugs illegally – we might have a particular profile in mind. Our vision might be shaped by the level at which the dealer operates. But when it comes to “street” dealers, that is, those selling to the ultimate users, we might have in mind a profile that we think fits the circumstances. Maybe it’s the […] Read On