If you have been charged with a drug offense, you face a range of consequences. Though simple marijuana possession is a fine, more of the drug can escalate the charge to a criminal matter. Regarding other drugs like cocaine and heroin, even a little amount equates to a serious matter. If you are caught in possession of prescription drugs without the right documentation, you could be charged as a criminal offender. Those who are charged with drug trafficking are facing some of the most serious consequences of the judicial system. The Law Office of Kevin T Conway has over 25 years of experience handling drug crime cases for Rockland County. If you are charged with any drug offense in Nanuet, Nyack, Piermont, Spring Valley, Pearl River, New City, or any other village or town in Rockland, contact The Law Office of Kevin T. Conway immediately.
Cocaine is illegal in all 50 states. The possession and sale of cocaine continue to be a serious offense. Law enforcement in New York and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) continue to proactively combat the effects of cocaine in the hamlets, villages, towns, and cities of Rockland County and New York State. Cocaine and its different forms are very addictive. The justice system is hostile towards violations. If you are caught with cocaine in New York, you are facing serious charges. Depending on the amount of the drug and where you were caught, you could be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony.
Many people are misinformed about the laws of New York regarding marijuana possession. Though marijuana laws continue to change at the state level across the United States, here in New York, it is still illegal. According to the Controlled Substance Act of 1970, marijuana is a schedule I drug companied by heroin, ecstasy, LSD, peyote, and Quaaludes. Regarding marijuana, many states have made their own laws for marijuana violations, ignoring its place at the top of the Controlled Substance Act. Some states have allowed for the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Others have outright legalized the drug for recreational use. New York has done neither.
Heroin is illegal to possess or sell in all 50 states. New York law enforcement and the DEA work in tandem to fight the effects of the heroin industry on the streets of New York communities. Heroin is a highly addictive substance. New York courts are hostile towards the offense and the state prosecutes these cases aggressively. Depending on the amount of heroin in your possession, you could face various felony charges. If you are caught selling heroin or caught with an amount to constitute intent to distribute, it could alter the rest of your life.
Illegal prescription drug possession and sales are a major problem for the State of New York. The addiction and abuse of drugs like Percocet and Oxycodone are on the rise. Law enforcement is proactive to combat this issue that impacts communities across the state. Courts are aggressive towards the illegal possession and sales of prescription drugs. The Controlled Substances Act classifies prescription drugs according to their medical use and rate of abuse and addiction. The schedule for prescription drugs ranges from schedule II to schedule IV. If you have been caught with prescription drugs without the appropriate documentation, you will face criminal charges.
Drug laws in New York are serious. Simple possession of drugs comes with various penalties from a fine for a simple marijuana possession charge up to a felony for other drugs. If you are charged with sales of a controlled substance, you face serious consequences. If you are charged with drug trafficking, you are looking at a dire situation. According to New York State law, drug trafficking is the sale, transportation, distribution, and production of a large amount of drugs. Some of the most trafficked drugs in the United States include marijuana, heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, and prescription drugs.