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Don’t Leave Drug Charges To Chance

As anyone who has ever faced drug charges in New York City or Long Island can attest, the fear and uncertainty that are inevitable during such a time can be overwhelming. In the hours and days following an arrest or immediately after receiving notification that an investigation involving you has begun, it is essential that you enlist the aid of experienced, dedicated criminal defense attorneys like those at Edelman, Krasin & Jaye, PLLC.

Since 1952, our firm has provided clients with the prompt, aggressive representation required in times of personal crisis.

Potential Penalties And Consequences Of New York Drug Convictions

Prosecutors take drug crimes extremely seriously. Depending on the specific type of drug charges you are facing, the penalties can range from relatively mild to extremely serious.

The type and amount of drugs involved, the criminal history of the accused and several other factors play a significant role in the severity of charges and the potential penalties. In addition to charges for illegally obtained prescription drugs such as codeine, OxyContin, Vicodin and Percocet, charges involving the possession and sale of a broad array of other drugs necessitate the involvement of a seasoned criminal defense attorney.

Sanctions for drug offenses can escalate rapidly when ancillary charges are added, including those pertaining to:

  • Possession of paraphernalia
  • Weapons offenses
  • Violation of drug-free school zone restrictions
  • Conspiracy
  • Driving while impaired (DWI)

The possible penalties facing those convicted of drug crimes in New York include fines, probation, mandatory treatment programs and incarceration. Beyond the sanctions imposed by the criminal justice system, the potentially permanent damage to your reputation, employability and personal relationships that can result from a conviction can be devastating.

Don’t Face Drug Charges Alone

If you have recently been charged with a drug crime or have reason to believe that you will be soon, you may feel confused, panicked and uncertain about where to turn. The key is to realize that charges alone are not the same thing as a conviction. The decisions you make early on in the process can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. Finding criminal defense lawyers with decades of experience advocating on behalf of the accused is the first step in mitigating the potential consequences and securing justice.

Call For A Free Consultation

At Edelman, Krasin & Jaye, PLLC, we are committed to assisting clients in securing the most beneficial outcome possible, working to mitigate the penalties they face and helping them resume normal lives. Call 800-469-7429 or contact us online to get started.