Are You Facing Drug-Related Charges in New York?
Historically, New York is known for having some of the most serious drug laws in the United States. Drug-related charges include violations, misdemeanors, and felonies. While charges vary according to the substance, quantity, circumstances, and many other factors, a conviction could follow you for the rest of your life. Regardless of the charges you are facing, contact Lisa Pelosi, an experienced criminal defense lawyer who will review your case and fight for your rights in court. Don’t take the risk of a conviction affecting the rest of your life — call the Law Office of Lisa Pelosi today for a free case consultation.
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There are a variety of drug offenses that are illegal in New York City. Some of those offenses include:
- Criminal possession of a controlled substance. There are six degrees of this type of crime, from a class A misdemeanor to a class A-I felony.
- Use of a child to commit a controlled substance offense. Concealing any type of illegal drugs on a child or requiring a child to attempt to sell a controlled substance is a class E felony. New York law states that a child is someone under the age of 16.
- Criminal sale of a controlled substance. This crime can be charged in any one of five degrees. Also, selling illegal drugs on or near school grounds is also a crime and carries additional penalties.
- Criminally possessing a hypodermic instrument. If you knowingly possess an unlawful hypodermic needle or syringe, you can be charged with a class A misdemeanor.
- Criminal injection of a narcotic drug. This is a class E felony that occurs when a person knowingly injects a narcotic drug into someone else with that individual’s permission.
- Criminal possession of methamphetamine manufacturing material. This crime can be a class A misdemeanor or a class E felony.
- Unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine. You can be charged with a class D felony to a class B felony if you engage in this crime.
- Unlawful disposal of methamphetamine laboratory material. This class E felony occurs when a person tries to get rid of or disposes of drug materials in order to further a drug operation.
Lisa Pelosi is a New York City criminal defense attorney with a great deal of knowledge and experience in defending drug-related charges. Put your criminal case on the right track by calling Lisa Pelosi.