New York upholds strict laws against the possession, distribution, transportation and sale of illegal substances. Although every drug-related crime can yield serious consequences, one must take a different legal approach when defending against each. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you discuss the unique nature of your case with a New York City criminal lawyer at Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser if you have been accused of committing a drug-related crime. In doing so, you can ensure that you are provided with a tailor-made defense against the specific charges that you face.
Drug possession is one of the most commonly prosecuted drug crimes in the state of New York, but first-time offenders could still face harsh criminal penalties. Drug trafficking is another crime that is severely punished under federal law. The United States has classified each individual drug to clarify the difference between drug abuse and accepted medical use, ranging from Schedule I to Schedule V. If convicted of trafficking a Schedule I or II substance, one would face a minimum sentence of ten years in prison with no possibility of parole. Even transporting a schedule III, IV or V substance could have serious consequences, as the offender could still be fined up to $500,000 and face five years in jail.
If you are currently facing charges for any of the aforementioned drug offenses, it is important that you have an attorney by your side who can provide you with the qualified legal guidance that you deserve. The New York City criminal attorneys at Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser can contribute more than 80 years of combined legal experience to your case, so you should not hesitate to speak with our firm today. Contact us today through a complimentary case evaluation form or call us for a free consultation at 800-813-9069.