Drug possession laws in the United States and in New York carry hefty penalties for anyone convicted of a drug possession crime. Many athletes, politicians, actors and other celebrities have been convicted of, and spent time in jail for, drug possession. Having a drug lawyer with successful track record of defending against drug possession charges is absolutely necessary. The Blanch Law Firm has a reputation for passionately defending its clients in and out of court, and for getting the best possible results for clients who are charged with drug related crimes.
Drug Possession Sentence
Sentences for Drug Charges vary depending on the nature of the specific charge. Being arrested for possession of drugs can be a felony or a misdemeanor depending upon the type and amount of drug; however, being convicted of either is a serious offense. State and federal agencies go to great lengths to prosecute drug possession; in fact the federal government alone spends upwards of twenty billion dollars a year to enforce drug trafficking and drug possession laws. Certain crimes, such as possession of cocaine or possession of heroin will lead to jail time even for small amounts of the drugs. If convicted of drug possession, you could be facing the following penalties:
- Jail time
- Thousands of dollars in fines
- Forfeiture of property
- Drug and alcohol treatment programs
- Suspended driver’s license
- Another consequence of a drug possession conviction is the difficulty in finding and keeping a job.
Drug Possession Laws
The Blanch Law Firm prides itself on keeping up-to-date with all state and federal legislation regarding narcotics and narcotics related laws. Drug possession laws consider possession of the following drugs a crime:
- And other illegal drugs
Premier Drug Possession Defense Attorneys
Our drug possession lawyers are some of the foremost criminal defense attorneys in New York. Many of our drug defense lawyers have experience working on the prosecution side of drug possession trials, which gives us a unique perspective into the legal process and allows us to offer a sophisticated defense.
To speak with a criminal defense attorney about your drug possession defense concerns, Contact The Blanch Law Firm by calling 212-736-3900 to arrange an initial consultation.