Can a judge seal my conviction for Marijuana Possession? Is misdemeanor possession of marijuana an eligible crime for sealing purposes under New York Criminal Procedure Law 160.59? Specifically, I was convicted of New York Penal Law 22.10, Criminal Possession of Marihuana in the Fifth Degree, after the police arrested me for smoking marijuana in public. What about my conviction for Fourth Degree Criminal Possession of Marijuana, New York Penal Law 221.15, after the police arrested me with more than two ounces of the green leafy stuff?
Before diving into the answers to your questions, proceed with some degree of confidence. Whether or not a judge ultimately grants your sealing application and motion, know that arguably NY CPL 160.59 became the law of New York State to help people just like you.