What Happens if I am Convicted of a Drug Crime in New York?

There are few things more damaging to a reputation than a drug charge. We understand this, so whether you are being wrongly accused or you simply made a mistake, we are ready to provide you with the aggressive legal representation you need. Please read on and reach out to our experienced New York criminal defense attorney to learn more about drug charges in New York State.

What happens if I am caught with marijuana in New York?

In the last year, the penalties for marijuana charges have significantly changed, and for the better. That being said, if you were arrested with one ounce or less of marijuana, you will most likely face a simply $50 fine, regardless of criminal history for possession. If you are arrested with anywhere between one and two ounces, you are subject to a $200 fine, regardless of criminal history for possession. That being said, if you are caught with even more of the truck, or you are caught selling, growing, or trafficking marijuana, you will face even harsher penalties, which is why you will need an experienced attorney on your side.

What is a Schedule I drug?

Schedule I drugs are generally considered the most dangerous drugs, having high potential for abuse and no apparent medical benefits. Heroin is a Schedule I drug, and if you are someone who is now facing heroin possession or distribution charges, you must retain the assistance of an experienced attorney today.

What are some examples of Schedule II drugs?

Schedule II drugs are seen as highly addictive and have next to no medical benefits. Both cocaine and methamphetamine are Schedule II drugs, and if you are caught in possession of either, you may face felony charges that will haunt you for years down the road, which is why you need an experienced attorney on your side.

What happens if I am caught with prescription drugs?

Some prescription drugs are Schedule II, while others are Schedule IV. No matter the schedule of drug, if you are charged with the possession, or especially the sale of prescription drugs, you can expect a harsh sentence, as New York courts are cracking down heavily on the opioid epidemic. If you are someone facing charges relating to the sale of prescription drugs, you must speak with our experienced firm today.

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Kevin T. Conway has over 30 years of experience as a Spring Valley criminal attorney handling DUI, DWI, traffic violations, violent crimes, sex crimes, illegal gun possession, shoplifting, and juvenile crimes. Attorney Conway is also experienced in commercial law matters, zoning law, and estate planning. If you need a Rockland County criminal lawyer, contact our Spring Valley office for a free consultation.