Long Island Drug Possession Lawyer
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Drug possession charges could be filed either as a misdemeanor or a felony, based upon the type of controlled substance and the quantity that is alleged to have been in your possession, or under your personal control. The penalties that could be imposed in a possession case are extremely severe in many cases.
At Prime & O'Brien, LLP, our Long Island criminal defense attorney defends against all types of drug possession charges, including those associated with marijuana, cocaine, meth, heroin, prescription drugs, ecstasy and others.
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Penalties for Drug Possession in Nassau County, NY
Lawmakers in New York have made it possible for heavy penalties to be imposed upon those who are convicted of drug possession. For example, if you have less than 500 mg of cocaine, the penalty can include up to 1 year in jail. If you are alleged to have possessed over 500 mg, the charges are filed as a felony, with up to 2 ½ years in prison, and up to 4 years if you have a prior conviction. Larger quantities have heavier penalties, up to 20 years or longer, based upon the details of the case.
For marijuana, possession charges and penalties are also based upon the quantity of marijuana, either dried or plants, or seeds, and the location in which the substance was found, in a public place or non-public place.
The penalties for this crime include:
- Less than 2 ounces could be punished with up to 3 months in jail
- For 8 ounces or more is a felony offense, with up to 1 ½ years in state prison
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If you are found with enough marijuana or other controlled substance that it is believed that there was intent to sell, the penalties are far more severe. Any use of weapons or a prior violent offense conviction will lead to enhanced penalties and a longer prison sentence.
Any possession offense should be aggressively defended, no matter what drug is alleged to have been in your possession – your future freedom could depend upon the skill with which your case is managed. Call our firm for information about defending possession charges.