New York City Drug Crimes Attorney
How Long Do You Go to Jail for Drug Possession in NY?
The amount of jail time you can face for drug possession largely depends on the amount and type of drug that is found in your possession. For example, under New York law if you possess eight or more ounces of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) that is listed as a narcotic drug you can face 15 to 25 years in prison. However, if you possess less than eight ounces but more than four ounces of CDS listed as a narcotic drug you can face 3 to 8 years and four months in prison.
The specific severity of criminal charges and penalties that you may face for a drug crime conviction will depend directly upon the type of drug, the amount, and the specific offense you have been accused of committing. Simple possession of marijuana, for instance, is a lesser charge than trafficking of heroin. A New York City drug crime lawyer from our firm may be able to help you if you are facing any sort of drug charges, including those involving possession, cultivation, distribution, sale, manufacturing and more.
Facing drug crime charges? Let us review your case and determine what can be done to build an aggressive defense strategy on your behalf. Call (877) 803-2603!
How Your Drug Charges Could Affect Your Driving Privileges
From possession to manufacturing to trafficking, there are a number of ways in which one can be criminally charged when it comes to the involvement of drugs. Consequently, there are also a number of ways in which one can be punished as well. Of high significance for drivers are those charges that involve DUI (driving under the influence), for it is these that imply illegal driving that was enacted under the influence of drugs and / or alcohol.
Penalties might include the following:
- Hefty Fines
- License Suspension
- License Revocation
- Jail Time
- Possible Probation
In states such as New York, DUI is a separate offense from DWI (driving while intoxicated), which implies intoxication from alcohol and nothing else. When illegal substances such as drugs enter into the equation, a whole new set of legal actions may be applicable to the case.
Get Skillful Defense from our New York Drug Crimes Lawyer Today!
Being arrested on suspicion of a drug crime may mean that you will face imprisonment, fines and probation if you are convicted. At the very least a conviction may result in court-ordered rehabilitation or treatment. If you or someone you know is facing drug charges in New York, Long Island or New Jersey, contact an attorney at Gannes & Musico, LLP today to find out how our firm can help you avoid the serious consequences a conviction can bring.
The defense strategy that a lawyer at our firm may utilize will vary depending on your case. However, unlawful search and seizures are often grounds to have key evidence excluded in drug crime cases. Law enforcement may conduct a search of you or your property without having a valid warrant or probable cause to perform the search. The evidence obtained under these circumstances should not be able to be used as direct evidence against you, the defendant. A New York City drug crime attorney can fight to help ensure your rights are protected in this regard.
Arrested for a drug crime in New York City? Contact Gannes & Musico, LLP to start discussing your defense today!
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