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Heroin Arrest in NYC or NY?

Depending on various factors, being arrested for possession of heroin in New York can carry serious consequences including being sent to prison for a lengthy time. This is why it’s a good idea to consult a New York criminal defense attorney if you have been charged or dealing with a heroin arrest.

  • If you are knowingly and unlawfully in possession of a controlled substance, such as heroin, you may be guilty of a class A misdemeanor.
  • Knowingly and unlawfully possessing a controlled substance with the intent to sell it can be a class D felony. Also, if you have one or more preparations, compounds, mixtures or substances that contain a narcotic preparation of a minimum (or higher) weight, you may be charged with a class D felony.
  • It’s a class C felony to have an eighth-of-a-ounce or more of a narcotic preparation like that mentioned previously.
  • When you knowingly and unlawfully possess heroin with intent to sell it, the charge may increase to a class B felony.
  • Possessing a preparation containing heroin that weighs four ounces or more comes with a class A-II felony charge.
  • Criminal possession of a preparation containing eight ounces or more of heroin is a class A-I felony.

If you are accused of selling heroin in New York City, you may be charged with anything from a class D felony to a class A-I felony. Some of the factors depend on the age of the person you sell the heroin to and the amount of drug you attempt to sell.

Another heroin-related arrest could come from injecting the drug into someone else’s system, with their consent, of course. That is a class E felony.

Lisa Pelosi is a New York criminal defense attorney who is ready and willing to discuss your legal charges. She has many years of experience handling a variety of criminal cases, and she will defend you to the best of her ability. Give Lisa Pelosi a call today.

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