Drug crimes are very serious and have very harsh penalties in New York, including severe maximum minimum sentences. Just possessing five kilograms or more of cocaine or one kilogram or more of heroin have the charge of “intent to distribute,” and hold a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison.
New York still has the Rockefeller Laws on the books, and even though they have been moderated somewhat over the recent years, they still call for extremely long sentences for possession and sale of modest amounts of narcotics. The sentences will be handed out by the type and amount of drugs the accused possesses.
Accused of Possession or Trafficking Drugs?
That said, you need aggressive personal representation if you are accused of a drug crime. Non US citizens can face deportation and removal, while others can lose their jobs, and freedom without the right attorney behind them.
Powers Law, P.C. can help guide you through the legal labyrinth of drug crimes. Including:
- Intent to deliver
- Prescription fraud
If you are accused of a Drug Crime, please contact Long Island’s Drug Crime Attorney today for a free consultation.
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