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Drug Crime Attorneys in New York

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Drug crimes are punished very harshly in New York. You can often face charges in both New York State and Federal Court. And even if you are found to have only been in the possession of a small amount of drugs, your sentence could be serious and far-reaching. To minimize the penalties you might face, it is imperative that you promptly retain the services of a skilled and experienced New York drug crimes lawyer.

Looking for serious legal defense? You can count on our aggressive New York criminal defense attorneys. Call Wagner Law Associates, P.C. now at (646) 291-6602.

We Have Experience Defending Clients From All Kinds of Drug Charges!

We have experience handling a wide range of drug crime cases including:

  • Drug Diversion Program: First-time drug possession offenders may be able to enroll in a drug diversion program instead of facing criminal consequences. If you go to drug diversion court, you will be screened, your history will be examined, and you will meet with a psychologist/drug counselor who will determine the extent of your problem and if you are willing to get help.
  • Drug Sales: There are five different degrees under this category, but all convictions for this crime are felonies. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your charge, you could be looking at serving anywhere from 1 to 20 years in prison. Additionally, you can face a fine of $5,000 up to $100,000.
  • Manufacturing Drugs: It is a crime to manufacture a controlled substance such as meth, cocaine, or heroin. The penalties you face will depend upon the circumstances surrounding your arrest and whether or not this is your first offense.
  • Possession of Drugs: You can be charged with “possessing drugs” if drugs were found in the house you live in or in a car you were present in at the time the drugs were discovered. Possessing drugs can result in a misdemeanor or felony charge. While possessing marijuana in smaller amounts is usually a violation or Class B or Class A misdemeanor, possessing other drugs such as meth, PCP, ecstasy, ketamine, or cocaine is typically a felony offense.
  • Possession of Paraphernalia: You can be charged with “criminally using drug paraphernalia in the second degree,” “criminally using drug paraphernalia in the first degree,” or “criminal possession of precursors of controlled substances.” Depending on which charge you face, you could be looking at serving anywhere from one year in jail to seven years in prison.
  • Possession with Intent to Sell: Possessing a controlled substance with the intent to sell is a Class B felony in New York. There is no minimum weight or amount of drugs required to be convicted of this charge. Prosecutors will try to establish the “intent element” to convict a defendant.
  • Trafficking Drugs: Drug trafficking involves the possession/distribution of large quantities of illegal drugs, and typically involves drugs being smuggled across state or national borders. For a trafficking of Schedule I or II drugs conviction, there is a minimum 10-year prison sentence.
  • Transportation of Drugs: Transporting drugs involves illegally conveying drugs from one location to another. The penalties you face depend upon the drug found in your possession. While transporting 16 ounces of marijuana can result in a 1 to 2-year prison sentence, transporting 2 ounces of heroin can result in an 8 to 20-year prison sentence.

Wagner Law Associates, P.C.: Prepared to Fight for the Best Outcome!

No matter what type of drug charge you are facing, Wagner Law Associates, P.C. is prepared to get to work on your defense. We will make sure that a proper warrant was issued, drugs were constitutionally searched and seized, and that your rights were not violated in any way. We are skilled at motion practice and negotiation and each step of the way, we will not rest until we have fought for the best outcome of your case!

After you have been arrested for a drug crime, it is crucial that you quickly retain a top New York drug crimes lawyer! You can have confidence when you turn to Wagner Law Associates, P.C. For a free consultation, call our office today at (646) 291-6602.

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