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Fighting Drug Possession Charges

Last updated on June 11, 2024

Drug possession charges are serious offenses that can potentially alter your entire life upon conviction. If you or a loved one are facing such charges, you should seek help from a seasoned criminal defense lawyer. A knowledgeable attorney understands the intricacies of the legal system, can protect your rights and works toward the most favorable outcome for your case.

The Law Office of Bryan E. Cameron, serving clients in Suffolk County, New York, is led by Bryan E. Cameron, a former assistant district attorney in New York City. Admitted to the bar in 1994, attorney Bryan has defended thousands of individuals charged with drug-related felonies and misdemeanors. Our firm puts your needs first, communicating throughout the process to help you make informed decisions at all times.

What Are Drug Possession Crimes In New York?

In New York, drug possession is the illegal holding or control of a controlled substance. These substances can include different drugs, from marijuana and cocaine to medications obtained without a prescription.

The severity of the charges depends on several factors, including the type and quantity of the drug in your possession and if there is evidence of intent to sell.

What Are The Common Drugs In Possession And Intent To Sell Cases?

In New York, common drugs involved in possession cases include:

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Methamphetamines
  • MDMA
  • Psychedelic mushrooms
  • Prescription medications like oxycodone and hydrocodone

The law distinguishes between simple possession and possession with intent to sell. The latter has severe penalties, as it implies a level of distribution that could lead to more extensive drug trafficking operations.

What Are The Penalties And Consequences Of Drug Possession In New York?

The penalties for drug possession depend on the substance and quantity in question. Possession charges can range from a violation with a fine to a misdemeanor carrying jail time.

However, possession of larger quantities or evidence suggesting intent to sell can lead to felony charges, which may result in significant prison sentences, substantial fines and long-term consequences on one’s criminal record and future opportunities.

Protect Your Future With Legal Help

Facing a drug possession charge can be daunting and stressful. At the Law Office of Bryan E. Cameron, we can guide you through the legal process and fight for your rights.

If you are in Suffolk County or the surrounding areas and need legal representation for a drug possession charge, call 888-816-9087 or contact us online to schedule a consultation today.