Arrested for Drug Crime Charges? The Fight for Your Freedom Starts Here

Livingston County Drug Crime Lawyer

Rochester Criminal Defense Attorney

There are many various types of drug offense that can be committed in this state. Under to federal law, controlled substances a divided into five different schedules according to their addictiveness, potential for abuse, and their recognized medical use. The most dangerous drugs which carry no recognized medical use are placed in schedule one, and those with the least potential for abuse and have recognized medical use are placed in schedule five. If you are arrested and charged with a controlled or illegal substance offense, then you will face more or less serious penalties depending on the amount and the schedule drug found in your possession at the time of your arrest.

Drug Crime Penalties in New York

There are several different criminal offenses involving controlled substances: possession, distribution, and cultivation. If you are charged with possession of less than 25 grams of marijuana as a first offense, then you will face a $100 fine. You will incur a fine of $200 for a second offense and $250 for a third offense as well as 15 days in jail. If you are charged with possession of more than 10 pounds, then you will face up to 15 years in prison and up to $250 in fines for this felony conviction.

Contact Van Allen & Hoffmann, LLP

Depending on the amount, and the type of drug you are charged with, you could face far more serious penalties for a conviction. At Van Allen & Hoffmann, LLP, our Livingston County criminal defense lawyers understand the difficulties associated with a drug crime conviction, and you can be sure that we will work with you to pursue the results that you need for your future. Our firm has more than 30 years of combined experience, and we rely heavily on cutting-edge technology to evaluate evidence in your case. In addition, we are dedicated to extensive trial preparation so that we are prepared to take your case to court.

Contact our office today for the representation that you need in your case.

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