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Drug Crimes

New York City Drug Crime Attorney

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If you have been charged with any type of drug crime, you are facing serious criminal penalties. Even for a first-time offender, drug crime charges can be extremely serious. With the help of a competent and experienced legal professional, you can maximize your chances of reduced or dropped charges.

Schedule a free case evaluation with our firm today! Call 800.813.9069. We provide aggressive defense throughout New York, including Westchester, Bronx, Manhattan, and Scarsdale​.

The amount and type of drug you are accused of possessing, selling, trafficking or intending to sell can be a huge factor in the type of sentencing that you might face. Drug crime convictions can result in a wide range of penalties, including:

  • Fines
  • Incarceration
  • Community service
  • Drug abuse treatment programs

If you or a loved one has been charged with any type of drug crime, you should contact a New York City drug crime lawyer at the Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser. With more than 60 years combined legal experience, our seasoned lawyers can help you through your narcotics offense case.

If you choose our firm, you will be working with:

  • A former prosecutor
  • Tough litigators
  • One of "New York's Best Lawyers ®
  • A team of dedicated lawyers

Implementing an Effective Defense Strategy

If you have been charged with a drug crime, it is crucial that you discuss the circumstances of your arrest with a knowledgeable attorney from Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser as soon as possible. In doing so, you can ensure that your lawyer will have enough time to thoroughly examine the evidence that is being held against you and challenge any inconsistencies that arise. If your arrest stemmed from the unlawful search of your car, for example, our team can move quickly to file a motion for the suppression of evidence. This, in turn, may result in the dismissal of your charges.

Similarly, we could take an affirmative stance by proving that you had been in possession of drugs for personal use, rather than for the purpose of distribution. This could lead a reduction in charges, which may ultimately prevent you from spending any time in jail. Regardless of the circumstances in which you were arrested, however, our firm can take the time to review the facts of your case and build the strongest defense possible. For this reason, we encourage you to contact one of our New York City criminal defense attorneys today for a free initial consultation.

We are available 24/7. Call now for the help you will need.

Schedule of Drugs in the U.S.

The schedule of the drug can play a large part in your sentencing. The United States Government has separated chemical and natural substances into “schedules” that indicate the classification of abuse versus medical use, etc.

Schedule I drugs have a high tendency for abuse and are not accepted generally for medical use. They include:

  • Marijuana
  • GHB
  • Peyote
  • Heroin
  • Strong opiates
  • Codeine
  • LSD
  • Ecstasy

Schedule II drugs have a high tendency for abuse but they have some generally accepted use in the medical field. They include:

  • Morphine
  • Methamphetamine (crank, speed)
  • Cocaine
  • Opium
  • Ritalin
  • Methadone
  • Oxycontin (and similar drugs)
  • PCP

Schedule III drugs have a lesser potential for abuse compared with the drugs in the other schedules and they have medical use. They include:

  • Anabolic steroids
  • Ketamine
  • Some codeine drugs
  • Marinol (synthetic form of THC)
  • Testosterone

Schedule IV drugs have a lower potential for abuse than the drugs in the other schedules and they have medical use. They include:

  • Xanax
  • Valium
  • Rohypnol
  • Barbituates

Schedule V drugs have the lowest relative potential for abuse and could have medical use:

  • Drugs containing small amounts of codeine
  • Drugs containing small amounts of opium
  • Drugs containing small amounts of difenoxin

Contact a NYC Criminal Lawyer Today

By explaining the circumstances of your case to a criminal attorney at Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser, you may have a much better chance of defending yourself against the ramifications of a drug crime conviction. Depending on the nature and the severity of the crime and the drug that was involved, our firm may be able to assist you in having the charges against you reduced or even dropped. For this reason, do not hesitate to schedule a case evaluation with a legal professional from our firm today.

Contact us today by calling 800.813.9069

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