Transportation of or Drug Distribution Charges in NY?
You may be guilty of transportation or distribution of drugs in New York if you carry or sell illegal drugs of any kind. Some specific criminal charges you may face include: criminal sale of a controlled substance, criminal sale of a prescription for a controlled substance and operating as a major drug trafficker.
The degree of crime can change for a criminal sale of a controlled substance charge depending on the type of drug or precursor sold and the weight of the substance. You may be charged with anything from a class D felony to a class A-I felony.
It’s a class C felony to be a licensed practitioner and sell a prescription for a controlled substance. You would have to sell a prescription knowing that it is to be used as a controlled substance.
You would be guilty of operating as a major drug trafficker if you sell drugs worth more than $75,000 during a specified time period. There are other issues involved in this type of charge; you would want to consult an attorney for help.
It’s vital that you contact a New York City criminal defense attorney if you have been charged with transportation/distribution of drugs. Lisa Pelosi is a criminal defense attorney who has over 30 years of experience in helping clients navigate their way out of the criminal justice system. Call her today and get your life back on the right path.