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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