Arrested for Distribution of Drugs? The Fight for Your Freedom Starts Here

Livingston County Drug Distribution Attorney

Drug Crime Lawyer in Rochester

Drug possession, drug manufacturing, drug trafficking and drug distribution are all very serious criminal offenses. In New York, any drug crime that involves the distribution of illegal drugs could lead to severe criminal penalties. All controlled substances are seen as dangerous and precarious, which is why law enforcement officials strongly enforce the drug distribution laws. The government is cracking down in this particular area because they want to control the distribution of all controlled substances. When police officials catch an individual with a large amount of drugs in their possession, they are going to assume that it is not only for personal use and they intended to distribute it. If you or someone you know has been arrested or accused of drug distribution, then speak with a Livingston County criminal defense attorney from our firm as soon as possible.

New York Drug Distribution Charges

When dealing with drug distribution charges, the court must believe that the defendant had the intent to sell the drugs to others. However, that is not all that drug distribution charges entail. The prosecution will also be looking at the type of drug that you were found with and the amount of drugs that were in your possession. If you are found with a hefty amount of an illegal substance, than law enforcement with surpass a possession charge and charge you with drug distribution. Typically the court will categorize it as distribution or trafficking if you are found with $75,000 worth of controlled substances. The differences between these three charges all rest upon the quantity and the type of drug.

There are some illegal substances that carry harsher penalties than others, such as:

  • Heroin
  • Crack
  • Cocaine
  • Ecstasy
  • PCP
  • Crystal Meth
  • Prescription Drugs

If you are charges with drug distribution involving any of the above illegal drugs, then you could face stiffer consequences than if you were found with marijuana. However, it is important to remember that any distribution charge that involves a large quantity of illegal drugs has a high chance of leading to a prison charge.

Penalties for Drug Distribution/Trafficking in New York

In New York, all controlled substances are broken down into five different class schedules, with Schedule 1 being the worst. Schedule 1 drugs are not permitted for medical use because they are highly addictive and dangerous. Only some drugs from Schedule 2 are prescribed for medical use in highly supervised situations. If you are charged with distributing or trafficking Schedule 1 or 2 drugs, then the minimum penalty is a 10 year prison sentence. With Schedule III, IV, and IV drugs you could face a five year prison sentence and a $500,000 fine for a first time distribution offense.

Drug Crime Attorney in Livingston County, NY

Here at Van Allen & Hoffmann, LLP, we are focused on getting big results. If you are under investigation for drug distribution or trafficking, then we can provide you with the aggressive defense you need to fight your charges. Our criminal defense attorneys have more than five decades of collective legal experience and we have successfully defended against countless misdemeanor and felony drug crimes. We are seasoned trial litigation lawyers and we know how to protect your rights against the prosecution. Our firm has a long list of success stories for past clients and we can provide the focused attention that you and your case deserve. Let us help you work towards a full dismissal or reductions of your charges.

Contact a Livingston County drug crime lawyer from Van Allen & Hoffmann, LLP today to discuss your charges.

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