Drug Crime Defense In New York
No one wants to be charged with a drug crime. In addition to the immediate consequences of a conviction, like jail time and fines, there are long-term consequences that can be even more damaging to the whole of your life. The stigma of being a convicted criminal, the pattern of repeat offenses that can come from being incarcerated and the challenges you will face getting employment and housing with a criminal record can be catastrophic to your life.
You need to mount a strong defense against charges of this kind. Do not wait. You should get an attorney on the case as soon as possible. At The Law Office of Anthony Cecutti in Manhattan, we provide strong, comprehensive criminal defense services for New York clients. Backed by experience and a track record of success, we can help you get out from under these charges and start a new life.
New York Drug Crimes
In general, drug crimes in New York fall into one of these categories:
- Possession of a controlled substance: This is simple possession. It can include possession of paraphernalia as well.
- Sale of a controlled substance: Distribution and sale are more serious charges than simple possession. Intent to deliver is also a charge that can be brought against you even without specific evidence of trying to sell, merely by possessing a quantity of a controlled substance over a specified minimum limit.
Most drug crime charges will be handled in the state criminal justice system. Our firm handles those, and we also handle the more serious drug crime cases in federal courts.
Finding A New Start – Contact Us Today
Many people charged with a drug crime would prefer to be living a better life, one where everything associated with illegal drugs is a thing of the past. In addition to defending you against the charges you are facing, we can help you find a better life. With social work experience, we can help you find the resources you need to get you on a better path and find a fresh start in your life.