New York Drug Crime Lawyer Possession, Distribution, Trafficking, Manufacture, & More In the state of New York, a conviction for a drug related crime could result in loss of driving privileges and professional licenses, steep fines, lengthy prison sentences, and a permanent criminal record which could limit future opportunities to obtain financial aid for college or secure employment. Drug crimes are considered very serious offenses in the state of New York and if you have been charged it is essential that you secure representation from a New York criminal defense attorney. It does not matter if you have been charged with simple possession of a controlled substance or the distribution, trafficking or manufacture of one. In any of these cases, a conviction could result in less than favorable outcomes. To successfully defend a drug charge, your lawyer should be experienced with negotiating criminal defense cases. Robert Tsigler, Esq. has handled thousands of cases as a New York criminal defense lawyer and knows how to create the best opportunity to secure the results your case deserves. If you have any questions about a pending drug charge, call the Law Offices of Robert Tsigler, PLLC at (718) 878-3781. New York State Drug Crime Statutes In the state of New York, drug crime statutes cover a wide range of activities related to the use, cultivation, and manufacture of illicit substances. The following sections of the New York Penal Code are related to drug crimes: Section 220 – Controlled Substances Section 220.03-220.25 – Criminal Possession Section 220.31-220.44 – Criminal Sales Section 220.60 – Criminal Possession of Precursors or Analogues to Controlled Substances Section 220.77 – Drug Trafficking Section 221.00- 221.55 – Guidelines for Marijuana Time Is of the Essence. Get Your Consultation Now. If any of the above offenses relate to your case call our New York drug crime attorney at the Law Offices of Robert Tsigler, PLLC. Our lawyer is available to answer your questions and concerns 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Schedule your consultation when you call (718) 878-3781. New York is known for having some of the toughest laws against drug crimes in the United States, and drug trafficking is no exception. Drug trafficking crimes may include several types of drug possession, including the manufacturing, transporting, distributing, or selling of illegal drugs. In order to be charged with any type of drug possession, a person must have knowingly and illegally been in possession of a controlled substance. While there are other factors that can contribute to the severity of a person’s punishment for drug trafficking, the penalties will rely heavily on the weight and quantity of the drugs in question and may require a Federal Criminal attorney. Drug trafficking crimes, like all other types of possession, are charged as felonies and misdemeanors, which may result in hefty consequences. Charges may range anywhere from class E – A felonies, and can lead to life in prison and major fines. The class by which a person is charged can depend on the type of drugs, with more dangerous drugs receiving steeper penalties, and whether or not the defendant intended to sell to minors. First-time offenders who are considered non-major drug traffickers may only be punished by 1-2 years in prison, while major drug traffickers could face 15 years to life behind bars. The minimum fine is $5,000, while the maximum could be double the defendant’s profit from the commission of the intended drug sale, or $100,000. Those convicted of a drug trafficking felony may also suffer additional consequences after their sentence is through. A class A felony drug trafficking crime will require a 7-year period of post-release supervision after prison. A convicted felon will also have to deal with the inconvenience of a criminal record, which can make it far more difficult to retain employment and will likely influence housing opportunities. If you are facing drug trafficking charges, don’t wait to seek legal help. At the Law Offices of Robert Tsigler, PLLC, our attorney has a keen understanding of criminal law and can help your case, seeking to have your drug charges reduced or dismissed whenever possible. Whether you are a first-time offender facing a class E felony charge or a repeat major drug trafficker, we will ensure your legal rights are protected. Contact Law Offices of Robert Tsigler, PLLC today to defend your future.