Nassau County Drug Crime Lawyer
Being convicted of a drug crime often entails several serious penalties that can affect an individual for the rest of their lives, which is why you can depend on a knowledgeable Nassau County drug crime lawyer right here at the Law Office of Jacob A. Rudman to effectively fight for you. Contact our firm today so we can get started.
Why Hire a Nassau County Drug Crime Lawyer?
Possession of certain drugs can be a misdemeanor or a felony. Whether the charge is a misdemeanor or felony can be determined by the weight of the substance found. A charge of drug possession can result from alleged possession of any of the following: marijuana, narcotics, cocaine, a stimulant, methamphetamine, a hallucinogenic, heroin, depressants, or opioids.
In addition, possession of painkillers such as oxycodone and OxyContin can result in an arrest charge. Even possession of prescription drugs labeled “controlled substances” such as Xanax, Valium, or Ambien can result in misdemeanor or felony drug possession charges. The circumstances surrounding the crime of drug possession are also extremely important to the guilt or innocence of the person being charged with the alleged crime.
Our Nassau County criminal defense attorney has significant experience fighting charges of drug possession. We will question the validity of the arrest and examine the circumstances surrounding it. If drugs were found in a car then there is a presumption that everyone in the car possessed the drugs. We know how to rebut that presumption. We know what questions to ask no matter how or where the drugs were found by the police. Depending on the particular circumstances of your case, we can determine whether a hearing should be requested. If your rights were violated, we’ll protect you.
Consequences of Marijuana Possession in NYS
Though the recreational use of marijuana has been legalized in New York State, there are still limits to the amount of marijuana one can possess. In NYS, you may not:
- Possess more than three ounces of cannabis
- Possess more than 24 grams of cannabis concentrate
- Grow more than six mature and six immature plants per household
If you are caught violating any of these laws concerning marijuana possession, you will most likely face criminal charges. For the possession of more than 3 but less than 8 ounces, you can face a misdemeanor crime, which can warrant jail time and high fines. For any more than 8 ounces, you can expect to face felony charges, which can entail anywhere between 4-15 years of incarceration, and fines ranging from $5,000-$15,000.
For the illegal sale of up to 25 grams of marijuana, you can face a misdemeanor crime, which can warrant up to one year in jail and a potential $1,000 fine. For selling any more than 25 grams, you can expect to face felony charges, which can entail anywhere between 4-15 years of incarceration, and fines ranging from $5,000-$15,000. You should also note that trafficking any amount of marijuana is a felony that comes with a minimum of 15 years of incarceration and a potential $100,000 fine.
Contact a Nassau County Drug Crime Lawyer
Our legal team has successfully fought countless drug charges on behalf of our clients for years, and we are ready to do the same for you. Whether you are charged with the possession or sale of an illegal drug, you can depend on an experienced Nassau County drug crime lawyer right here at the Law Office of Jacob A. Rudman to fight for you. Contact us to schedule your initial consultation today.