Marijuana prosecutions have been rising on Long Island in recent years, but falling in New York City. About 57 percent of cases brought on Long Island last year were dismissed.
This database gives details on dispositions for five regions – Long Island, Nassau and Suffolk individually, New York City and the state. Those listed as jailed include defendants sentenced to a combination of jail and probation, as well as those sentenced to just the time served before sentencing. Dismissals include some who were put into a diversion program before charges were dismissed. A discharged sentence is one in which no punishment is imposed.
The records come from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. There are a small number of “other” cases – for 2013 there were 25 on Long Island and 178 statewide – in which the outcome could not be classified.