Any sort of drug charges that an individual may face in New York state are going to result in very serious consequences upon a conviction. Like any other category of crime, some situations are more serious than others. One of the most serious drug crimes that an individual can commit according to the New York Penal Code is when an individual participates in drug trafficking. Drug trafficking can be defined as “the sale, transportation, distribution, and production of a large amount of drugs.”
More specifically, drug trafficking requires individuals to act as the director of a drug sales organization that sold at least $75,000 worth of drugs within a year; collect at least $75,000 within six months or less because of the sale of drugs; or the possession of drugs with the intentions of selling at least $75,000 worth of drugs within six months.
Individuals who are charged and later convicted of drug trafficking will face harsh penalties. Some of the penalties are as follows:
- Class A-1 felony
- Between 15 and 25 years of imprisonment
- A maximum fine of up to $100,000
If you have been charged with drug trafficking, it is essential to consult with an experienced attorney who can defend your future.
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.