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.
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,
- 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
- 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:
- Strong opiates
Schedule II drugs have a high tendency for abuse but they have some generally accepted
use in the medical field. They include:
- Methamphetamine (crank, speed)
- Oxycontin (and similar drugs)
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
- Some codeine drugs
- Marinol (synthetic form of THC)
Schedule IV drugs have a lower potential for abuse than the drugs in the other schedules
and they have medical use. They include:
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