A New York Heroin Possession Lawyer will inform you that unfortunately, Heroin Possession is one of the most used drugs in New York. This drug takes a substantial toll not only on the users themselves, but on their families, surrounding communities, and law enforcement. Not only the District Attorney, but the U.S. Attorney on the federal level aggressively pursues Heroin Possession. The Federal government has a stake in the pursuit of these crimes, because foreign drug cartels use the funds obtained from their illegal activities to wage their battle against the United States.
In the State of New York, if you are caught with Heroin, you are charged with “Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance,” which is a Misdemeanor. This is technically referred to a “Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree.” A Misdemeanor is punishable by up to one year in jail. If you are found to be in possession of a ¼ ounce of heroin, the charge will be “Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 5th Degree, which is considered a D Felony.
The more Heroin you are arrested with, the higher the felony charge. Being arrested with one ounce or more of Heroin would be a C Felony; possession of two ounces (or more), or attempting to sell the drug would be a B Felony. Possession of over 4 ounces is considered an A Felony.
If you are facing these types of charges is important to obtain the advice of NY
Criminal Lawyer. These charges can be serious, and a Criminal Court matter can be extremely complicated.
The Office of Stephen Bilkis and Associates can offer you support and guidance as well as a free consultation when you contact us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW. We have offices in New York City, including Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island and The Bronx and in Nassau County, Suffolk County and Westchester County.