All around the country, individual states are beginning to reduce the sentences on recreational drug use. New York, however, is not one of these states as New York has some of the strictest drug laws in America. There are a number of myths and misconceptions surrounding drug usage in New York. Because of New York’s stringent drug laws, it is advisable that you understand this criminal charge.
Continue reading to learn more about the different types of drug charges and the penalties associated with drug usage in New York.
Drug charges can have a tremendous impact on your life, and from the moment that you’re charged with any type of drug crime, stress will start to creep in on you. Dealing with these charges on your own isn’t a good idea, no matter how much you may think that it’s something you can handle. Taking a closer look some of the main reasons finding a drug crimes attorney to defend you is well worth doing, and should show you why you need to trust in them. Continue reading
In Suffolk County, Long Island, they take drug crimes very seriously. You’d better hope you don’t find yourself faced with charges like:
- Possession of illegal substances such as marijuana, methamphetamines, heroine, and cocaine;
- Drug manufacturing and cultivation;
- Drug trafficking or distribution;
- A smaller scale of trafficking, known as drug dealing.
Although the sale, manufacture, and trafficking of drugs carry the heaviest penalties, mere possession of controlled substances in the state of New York can still carry life-altering penalties. If you have been charged with possession of a controlled substance, don’t take any chances; contact a criminal defense attorney with experience in drug crimes immediately. Continue reading
If you know anything about the criminal justice system, you know that you have the right to remain silent, and that anything you say can and will be used against you in court. If you know anything about criminal defense lawyers, you know that every last one will tell you to refuse to say a word about the incident that led up to your arrest until you have a lawyer present, and even if you’re completely innocent or the charges are minor you’re typically better off with a lawyer present than without one.
However, there are at least a few things you should say after getting arrested, and if you don’t then you really will be making things harder for yourself than they have to be. Continue reading
When you or a loved one is arrested or under investigation for drug crimes, it’s an undoubtedly serious and stressful situation. The state of New York carries some stiff penalties for drug crimes throughout the state, and finding a defense with the assistance of your attorney is your best chance of a fair trial and conviction. There are several different defenses that may be used in a drug crime case, and which will be the best fit for a particular case will depend heavily on the specifics of the individual case in question, but 3 common defenses for drug crimes are: Continue reading
Nearly 8 million people call Long Island home, and there are plenty of them who may end up facing a criminal charge at some point in their lives. Simple drug possession charges are among the most common, but they are also quite serious since New York still has some of the harshest drug laws in the entire country. Continue reading
Of the more than 7.8 million people who live on Long Island, many will make it through their life without ever running afoul of the law. However, many others may find that there are numerous issues related to their decisions that need to be overcome. A perfect example of this is a DUI – one simple mistake could lead to a DUI charge that will impact your life in tremendous ways. Continue reading
Drug trafficking and drug use are both crimes in the state of New York, as they are in every other state in America, and also recognized as such at the Federal level. Because of this, there’s a broad amount of variation in what happens when a person is charged with a drug related crime, and what the severity of the penalty will be if the charges result in a conviction. People should educate themselves about what it means when drugs are involved in a crime, and how the consequences will play out. Continue reading
Long Island residents are among the most diverse in the nation, but several things bind us all together in commonality. One thing that is unfortunately common is the fact that we can all make mistakes from time to time. If you find yourself facing a charge of drug possession, the odds are that you aren’t the only one who was charged with that offense during the week – or even the day. Continue reading