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Possession With Intent To Distribute

Possession with Intent to Distribute in NYC

What do your charges mean?

All drug crimes are extremely serious, but some can result in much more severe penalties than others. For example, if you are charged with possession of drugs, you could face more penalties if the prosecution can prove that you actually intended to sell the controlled substance(s).

If you have a large amount of the controlled substance or if you have supplies that could be used to separate and distribute the items (for example, baggies, a large amount of cash, scales or anything else that could be used to measure the substance), prosecutors will probably try to prove that you were going to distribute the drugs. If this is the case, you can virtually guarantee that your sentence will be harsher if you are convicted of the more serious crime. Contact us today for the legal guidance you need during this difficult time!

Penalties for PWID in New York

According to New York Penal Code §220.16, possession with intent to distribute (PWID) can be charged as criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree—which is a Class B felony. If convicted of these charges, one could expect to serve 1 to 9 years in prison. For this reason, it is highly recommended that you get in touch with a qualified attorney immediately if you have been arrested and charged with this particular drug crime. Not only could you be facing time behind bars, but you would be forced to manage the aftermath of being a known as a convicted felon. Having that on your record could prohibit you from finding employment in the future, so it is best to take action while you still have time.

How the Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser Can Help

If you have been arrested or charged with drug possession or any other drug crime, you need to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. The experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser can help you with your drug offenses in New York City or any surrounding area. When you are facing serious drug charges, you need to take aggressive steps to protect yourself and your constitutional rights. With the help of a competent attorney, you can help ensure that you will receive the best possible outcome in your case.

When you are facing serious criminal charges, you want to be able to count on your drug crime defense lawyer to provide you with advice and answers when you need them. With some large law firms, you might not even be able to meet with your attorney until you set foot in the courtroom. At the Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser, you will always be able to meet face to face with your advocate. Get started today by contacting the firm at (800) 813-9069 for a free initial consultation.

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