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Drug Crime Lawyer in Long Island

What to do when you're faced with a drug charge

We are all familiar with the war on drugs and we have all heard politicians and lawmakers make promises to crack down on drug crime. Drug crimes are vigorously prosecuted and the penalties for drug crimes in New York are among the harshest in the country. Whether or not the strategy of aggressive prosecution for drug offenses has been successful is open to debate, but one undeniable and unfortunate fact is that the people most often caught up in the war on drugs are good, everyday people who have been caught in the criminal justice system.

Common drug charges in New York include:

If you or someone you love is facing drug charges, it is very important to contact an experienced Long Island drug crime attorney right away. By involving Jacoby & Jacoby as soon as possible, you may increase your chances at obtaining a positive outcome in your case and avoiding the harsh penalties at stake.

The severity of a drug charge depends on the consideration of many factors. Obviously, the type and amount of drug is an important aspect with regard to the charges. In addition, other circumstances such as where you were caught will be considered. The talented legal team at Jacoby & Jacoby is very well-versed in the applicable law and can help determine what legal options you may have. A criminal charge and conviction can make it very difficult to be accepted into college or get a good job. Our firm has a record of success in defending against all types of drug crime charges, and should evaluate your case at once.

Legal Defense Against a Long Island Drug Charge

New York has historically had a high rate of drug crime throughout the years. For this reason, law enforcement has responded by making the laws stricter and the penalties for violations harsher. The laws in the state of New York on the issue of drug crimes are compiled based off of the federal government's list of controlled substances. These are drugs of all types that have been categorized by the government based on their potency, potential for abuse and risk of addiction. Drugs chosen to be in these categories, also known as "schedules," and regulated by the government include:

  • Marijuana
  • Prescription drugs
  • Cocaine
  • Heroine
  • LSD (Acid)
  • Ecstacy
  • Methamphetamine (Speed/Crystal Meth)

These schedules, compiled by the federal government, contribute to the punishments given for violations of drug crimes. Certain drug schedules may warrant heavier sentencing because of the increased danger of that drug. Due to these categorizations, a drug charge in New York can be anything from a class C misdemeanor all the way to a class 1 felony depending on the type of drug involved, the amount involved and whether there were any other aggravating factors in the alleged crime.

If you have been charged with a drug offense in New York, your future could be at stake and you may be facing jail time. Contact our Long Island drug crime lawyer today to find out how Jacoby & Jacoby can help you fight these charges and reclaim your freedom.

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