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Recent Posts in Drug Crimes Category

  • What Is Oxycodone, and What Happens If I'm Caught with It?

    || 10-Sep-2015

    Oxycodone, also commonly referred to by the brand name OxyContin, is a synthesized opiate that is commonly prescribed to treat extreme pain. It is also frequently given to patients in tablet form under the names Percocet and Percodan. While the drug was initially developed to be a less addictive form of traditional morphine, time has proven that oxycodone is just as addictive as its opiate ...
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  • Attorney Daniel Hochheiser was recently hired to represent "Manhattan Madam" Kristen Davis, who was arrested and charged with selling prescription pain killers last August. Davis previously made headlines when she was accused of running a high-end prostitution ring in New York City that offered its services to a number of high-profile clients—including former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, ...
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  • NYPD Conducts Drug Stings at NYC Events During 2013

    || 31-Dec-2013

    During 2013, the NYPD has focused significant attention on drug possession and narcotics sales prior to concerts held in NYC. The criminal activity targeted includes possession of ecstasy (MDMA) by those waiting in line to get into the show as well as those observed in sales of cocaine to other concertgoers or undercover police officers. Those arrested who have prior records or active warrants can ...
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  • Examining the Various Types of Drug Crimes in New York

    || 21-Aug-2013

    § 220.03 – Possession of a Controlled Substance In the state of New York, one could be charged with a crime if any type of controlled substance has been discovered in their possession. This offense, known as " criminal possession of a controlled substance," can be charged in the first, second, third, fourth, fifth or seventh degree, depending on the amount and type of drug ...
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  • Sexual Offenses Involving a Controlled Substance

    || 24-May-2013

    New York state law is strict when it comes to sex crimes, especially when a controlled substance is involved. Sexual offenses, depending on their severity, can result in anywhere from 1-25 years in prison. What if you were involved in a sexual offense involving drugs? If you facilitate a sexual offense with a controlled substance, you could be subject to 7 years imprisonment. If you have been ...
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  • Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana

    || 15-May-2013

    In the state of New York, lawmakers have decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana. If it was discovered that you were in possession of 25 grams or less, for example, you would be issued a civil citation—which is punishable by a $100 fine for a first violation and a $200 fine for a second violation. Since this is not a criminal offense, you would not be sentenced to jail ...
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  • Effective Defenses for Drug-Related Charges

    || 23-Apr-2013

    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 ...
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  • NYPD Cracks Down on Craigslist Drug Dealers

    || 7-Mar-2013

    The law enforcement business, like other businesses, follows trends. Sometimes the police are focused on locking up squeegee men, other times it is gambling, and sometimes it is catching those who deal in child pornography. These days it appears the NYPD is going after drug sellers on Craigslist. NYPD's recent sting operations on Craigslist are catching many New York City sellers of illegal, ...
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