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Manhattan Drug Crimes Lawyer

Serving Bronx, Brooklyn, & Surrounding Areas

The state of New York has earned a reputation for having some of the nation’s toughest drug laws. They are also confusing and can leave those accused of drug crimes facing severe penalties if they aren’t sure of how to navigate the law. At Kreisberg & Maitland, we have experience helping clients fight criminal charges to have them reduced or thrown out altogether. If you have been charged or arrested for a drug crime, call our Manhattan drug crimes lawyer today.

Dial (212) 235-1525 now or contact us online to get started with your free consultation with an experienced Manhattan criminal defense lawyer.

New York State Laws

Depending on the substance and the amount you allegedly had in your possession at the time of the arrest, you could face steep fines and lengthy prison sentences. It is important to have a Manhattan criminal defense lawyer on your side who is familiar with the laws and the potential defenses available. You can read more about New York drug laws here.

Those charged with drug crimes could be penalized with:

  • Class A-1 felony – Possession of at least eight ounces of a narcotic drug or over .02 ounces of methadone can result in fines of up to $100,000 and a prison sentence between 8-20 years
  • Class B felony – For nonviolent felonies such as these, prison sentences can extend as far as nine years and carry a fine of up to $30,000
  • Class C-E felonies – As these are considered less serious, sentencing is generally up to one and a half years with fines of no more than $15,000

For more information, you can read New York’s Penal Law regarding sentencing and fines.

How Experience Can Help

Drug crimes can be tricky. No matter who the drugs may have belonged to, police will build a case out of the evidence they find and prosecute accordingly. There are effective defenses we help our clients use.

Effective drug crime defenses could be:

  • Prescription medicine – If a person has a legal right to the substances in question, there is no crime
  • Lack of knowledge – Unless prosecutors are able to prove that the drugs found do in fact belong to the person who was arrested, there may be a way out of charges
  • Missing drugs – Sometimes a person will be arrested and charged with offenses without any evidence ever appearing to prove their guilt. Demonstrating a lack of evidence could help your case

Do Not Fight Your Case Alone

State and district attorneys will stop at nothing to paint you as a criminal. With the help of an experienced Manhattan criminal lawyer on your side, you can fight your charges and protect your future.

Call (212) 235-1525 today and get started with your free consultation.

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