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Cocaine Defense in New York City

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Cocaine is a dangerous drug that is classified as a Schedule II narcotic by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Because it is such a serious stimulant that is highly addictive and can affect a person's judgment and ability to function normally, possession and sale convictions regarding this drug will be punished accordingly.

If you have been charged with a cocaine-related offense, the types of penalties that you could be facing will depend on the nature of the crime and the amount of the drug that was recovered at the time of your arrest. For example, a simple possession charge would result in much different penalties than those that would follow a possession with intent to distribute conviction. Contact our New York City drug crime attorney today!

Cocaine Possession Laws in New York

If you have been accused of possessing any amount of cocaine, you could be up against some pretty serious penalties. Depending on the nature of the offense that you have been charged with, you could be facing several years in jail, so it is highly recommended that you enlist the help of a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney as early on as possible. The legal team at the Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser is well-equipped to defend you against the maximum consequences of a conviction if you have violated any section of NY Penal Code §220, including:

  • Simple possession – Class A misdemeanor
  • Criminal possession in the 5th degree – Class D Felony
  • Criminal possession of 1/8 oz. – Class C Felony
  • Criminal possession of 2 oz. – Class B Felony
  • Criminal possession of 4 oz. or more – Class A I Felony

If you have been charged with a misdemeanor cocaine offense, you could be facing up to one year in jail, hefty fines and mandatory probation. If you have been charged with a more serious offense, like a Class D felony, a conviction could result in up to 7 years in prison. The penalties only continue to increase from there, so you should waste no time in contacting a lawyer if you are hoping to avoid time behind bars. We may be able to assist you in side-stepping a jail sentence by pushing for a diversion alternative, like:

  • Enrollment in a rehabilitation program
  • Plea Agreement

We encourage you to call our firm today!

Cocaine Sale Laws in New York State

If you are accused with selling cocaine, you could be convicted with a felony if you are proven guilty. The severity of the charge will depend on several factors, including the amount of drugs that you allegedly sold or intended to sell. Criminal sale of a controlled substance is a much more serious charge than criminal possession of the same amount of the chemical in question, and you could face increased penalties if the allegedly sale took place on school grounds. For this reason, you should not hesitate to consult with a legal professional as soon as you have been placed under arrest.

Speak to an Experienced Lawyer Today

If you have been charged with either possession or sale of a controlled substance, you need to ensure that your rights are protected. You should speak with a drug defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser as soon as you know that you are going to be charged with a drug offense. With the help of your attorney, you can work together to build a case that will maximize your chances of a successful outcome in your specific case.

We may be able to push for leniency or the reduction of your charges if circumstances allow, so do not hesitate to get started today. The sooner you give us a call, the sooner we can begin to build a solid case on your behalf.

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