Drug Possession

Listed below are the possible penalties and punishments for drug possession charges under New York law. The maximum or minimum statutory requirements depend on the type of substance possessed and the amount of the substance possessed.

Queens Drug Possession Defense Attorney

Contact criminal defense attorney, Rochelle Berliner, with offices conveniently located in Queens, New York, to discuss the particular facts of your case. As a former prosecutor with the New York City Special Narcotics Division, Rochelle Berliner has handled serious drug charges from both sides of the courtroom. That experience as a prosecutor, along with more than six years experience as a criminal defense attorney puts Ms. Berliner in a unique position to fight for the best possible results in your drug case pending in New York City including Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, or Brooklyn.

The best defense to serious drug charges requires the criminal defense attorney to aggressively investigate the charges. In many cases, the attorney can file pre-trial motions, including:

  • motions to exclude statements that are coerced or were taken in violation of Miranda;
  • motions to dismiss the criminal charges for insufficient evidence; and
  • motions to suppress evidence taken after an illegal search of seizure.

If you are charged with a possession of a controlled substance in the greater New York City area, including Queens, Brookly, the Bronx, or Manhattan. Call 718-261-5600 today to speak directly with Rochelle Berliner.

Charge
Classification
Penalty

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 1st Degree

Class A-I Felony

Up to 20 years in prison with no prior felony convictions (8 year minimum)

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 2nd Degree

Class A-II Felony

Up to 10 years in prison with no prior felony convictions (3 year minimum)

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 4th Degree

 

Class B Felony

Up to 9 years in prison with no prior felony convictions (1 year minimum)

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree

 

Class C Felony Up to 5.5 years in prison with no prior felony convictions (1 year minimum)
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th Degree Class D Felony Up to 2.5 years in prison with no prior felony convictions (1 year minimum)
Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 7th Degree Class A Misdemeanor Up to 1 year in jail

 


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Law Office of Rochelle S. Berliner | Drug Possession Arrest in Queens Lawyer

Contact experienced Queens criminal defense attorney Rochelle Berliner to discuss your arrest and possible defenses to the charges. The Law Office of Rochelle S. Berliner represents clients all over New York City, including Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan.

You can receive a free, confidential consultation as soon as you call 718-261-5600 or submit an online form today.

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Rochelle Berliner
Rochelle Berliner

Rochelle Berliner grew up in Queens, NY. She started New York Law School in January 1989 and graduated in June 1991. Immediately after law school, she started working at the New York County District Attorney’s Office, where she stayed for approximately 14 years...

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  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
  • New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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