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NYPD Policy for issuing DATs for Marijuana Possession

Posted By Steven Brill || 13-Feb-2012

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/12/07/low-level-marijuana-arrests-down-after-nypd-puts-new-policy-in-place/

It is important to note that the NYPD has set out to take a different approach on marijuana possession – a very common charge that led to a summons or a DAT. Now, the NYPD commissioner, Ray Kelly has instructed his officers to make arrests for marijuana possession only when the marijuana is in plain view. However, despite and in violation of this order, we have seen an increased in marijuana arrests in 2012 – even when the marijuana was not in plain view. If you have been given a summons or DAT for marijuana possession call our New York Summons Lawyers and our New York DAT Lawyers.