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Drug Possession

NYC Drug Possession Lawyer

What to Expect with a Drug Possession Charge

Drug possession is a common crime among people of all ages and from all walks of life. Although drug possession is viewed by many as a less serious offense than many other drug crimes, it is in fact very serious and the potential sentences for a conviction include any or all of the following:

  • Years in prison/jail
  • Fines reaching thousands of dollars
  • Probation
  • Community service

Additionally, even those who are charged with misdemeanors or who are given a lighter sentence have to contend with having a criminal record and being labeled as a criminal for the rest of their lives. Avoiding a conviction altogether is of the utmost importance. Consequences of having a criminal record may include:

  • Being denied employment
  • Higher interest rates on loans
  • Being denied loans
  • Discrimination in your community

If you are convicted of a felony crime, you will also lose your right to own a handgun or other firearms. Strong and dedicated legal representation is vital if you hope to be acquitted, to have your case dismissed or to have the charged levied against you reduced.

At the Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser, we have more than 60 years of aggregate experience and are prepared to take on your case today. Our New York City drug possession attorney is available to fight for your rights and pursue the best possible outcome!

Possession of a Controlled Substance

Under state law, drugs such as crack, cocaine, and heroin tend to have harsher penalties than drugs such as marijuana. First time offenders may be offered alternative sentencing in a rehabilitation facility in lieu of a formal charge. In certain instances, this can be an optimal solution, as it keeps the charges off of your record. Narcotics possession may also mean you are facing federal drug charges, in which case the risks are greater, the prosecution is stronger, and you will need a New York City drug crime attorney who is practiced in federal court.

Contact our firm for the aggressive defense you need anywhere in Westchester, Bronx, Manhattan, and Scarsdale.

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