Weapon Possession and Marijuana Convictions Vacated and Dismissed
Following a jury trial, Mr. Lester was convicted of various counts, including third-degree criminal possession of marijuana and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Both of these counts were vacated and dismissed by the Appellate Division. The marijuana conviction “became a nullity” due to a subsequent statutory amendment expunging such offenses. The weapon possession conviction was vacated because the Penal Law had since been amended to decriminalize the simple possession of a gravity knife.
Patricia Pazner represented Mr. Lester