Manhattan District Attorney Drops 3,000 Pending Marijuana Cases

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(From UPI)

[Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus] Vance [Jr.] said the dismissals will improve relations between New Yorkers and police while eliminating the barriers having an open case for a low-level misdemeanor can have on a person.

“By vacating these warrants, we are preventing unnecessary future interactions with the criminal justice system, and removing all of the collateral consequences — for one’s job prospects, school attendance, housing applications, and immigration status — associated with an open Criminal Court case,” Vance said in Manhattan Criminal Court.

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