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Drug Trafficking/Distribution

NYC Drug Trafficking Attorney

Drug Distribution Offenses in New York City

Drug distribution, selling or transporting illicit substances, is a serious offense. More serious, however, is drug trafficking, which involves the possession or distribution of large quantities of illicit substances. The difference between trafficking and possession charges lies in the high volume of drugs involved in trafficking.

Drug trafficking is a federal drug charge and it must be defended by a drug crime defense attorney who is practiced in federal court. Work with our team today to fight for your freedom and rights!

What Penalties Could I Expect?

Trafficking of any controlled-substance is harshly punished by the federal government. For trafficking of Schedule I or Schedule II drugs, there is a minimum 10 year prison sentence if convicted. Schedule I and Schedule II drugs are categorized as such because they are highly addictive and carry a high potential for abuse and addiction, such as:

  • Cocaine
  • Crack
  • Marijuana
  • Fentanyl
  • Fentanyl analogue
  • LSD
  • Mathamphetamine
  • PCP

Schedule I drugs are not accepted for medical use, whereas Schedule II drugs are permitted for medical use in limited or heavily regulated situations. Federal drug convictions may also be penalized by heavy fines, some of which may be millions of dollars. Trafficking and distribution charges for Schedules III, IV, and V drugs are not to be taken lightly, however, as they could result in a year to five years in prison and up to $500,000 in fines for a first offense.

Combatting Your Charges

If you have been accused of drug trafficking, it is important to understand what you may be up against. Usually, you can only be charged with this type of offense if it is believed that you were in possession of a large quantity of a controlled substance that was valued at $75,000 or more. With the help of an experienced lawyer, you may be able to prove that you are only guilty of a possession offense or that you were not in possession of the uncovered drugs at all.

For this reason, you should not hesitate to review the circumstances of your arrested with a legal professional from our firm. The more that we know about your case, the better chance we have of successfully defending you against the ramifications of a conviction. You could be facing up to a decade in prison, so there is no reason why you should not take action immediately. Contact a NYC criminal lawyer today from the Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser for further assistance with your criminal matter. No matter where you're located in New York, we can help. Call today if you were arrested in Scarsdale, Manhattan, Bronx, Manchesteror a nearby community.

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