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. These offenses come with overwhelming fines and the possibility of years in prison. Even though these charges are dire, the circumstances surrounding your arrest could be the defense that saves you. If you need a skilled and knowledgeable attorney to assess your case and defend you, contact The Law Office of Kevin T. Conway.
Generally, New York State still follows the scheduling of drugs under the Controlled Substance Act of 1970. According to the Act, heroin is a Schedule I drug. That means that the federal government believes that heroin is highly addictive and comes with no medical benefits. According to the laws of the New York penal code, depending on the amount of heroin in your possession, you could be facing a variety of felony charges. Simple possession of heroin is a felony. If you are caught selling heroin or with enough to constitute intent to sell, you are facing escalated criminal charges. Most importantly, if you are caught with heroin in any amount and found guilty, you are going to have a permanent criminal record that can destroy your future. Having a felony conviction on your criminal record can bar you from voting, bar you from many jobs, and bar you from holding state licenses. In addition to possession, you could be charged with various other offenses, including the possession of a hypodermic instrument (misdemeanor) and the criminal injection of a narcotic drug (felony).
If you have been charged with heroin possession, intent to sell, sales, or another offense related to heroin in Rockland County, contact The Law Office of Kevin T. Conway. Our Spring Valley law firm has years of experience fighting drug possession charges for Rockland County residents. Heroin possession, sales, and intent to sell are serious offenses. If you are charged with any of these violations, you could be facing jail time and a criminal record that can seriously impact your life. You need to consult with an attorney that will work tirelessly to see that your legal matter concludes in the best way possible. The Law Office of Kevin T. Conway will explore every legal defense to lessen the charges or have the charges dismissed. If you need quality legal services from a Rockland County lawyer that can effectively represent your interests, contact The Law Office of Kevin T. Conway.