Westchester County Drug Possession Lawyer
Protect Your Future from a Criminal Conviction
In New York, drug crimes are harshly prosecuted. If you were charged with possession or sale of an illegal controlled substance, you need help from an experienced Westchester County criminal defense lawyer who can help you fight for your future. At The Law Offices of Marcia Payton, we offer decades of experience to plan your defense and avoid a conviction. You do not have to face your charges alone. Call today to schedule your free consultation.
Dial (914) 712-6878 now or contact The Law Offices of Marcia Payton online to schedule your free consultation and begin planning your case.
Defenses to Drug Charges
Your future is important to our team at The Law Offices of Marcia Payton. We understand that being arrested for a drug crime does not make you a criminal. With the right planning and preparation, we can help you improve your chances at a favorable outcome for your case. There are many different defenses you may be able to use to tell your side of the story.
You may be able to prove:
- You were not aware of any illegal substances in your possession
- The substances in your possession were not illegal
- The amount in possession was negligible
A drug crime conviction can result in long prison sentences and huge fines, so it is important that you get help protecting yourself and your future. During your free consultation, we can go over the challenges you face and help you make the best use of your available legal options.
What are the Penalties for Drug Possession in New York?
Although the consequences for possession charges vary based on each individual case, possible penalties may include:
- Possession of 8 or more ounces of substance containing a narcotic drug is charged as a class A-1 felony and may result in 8-20 year in prison and/or up to $100,000 in fines.
- Class B-E felony charges may result in 1-9 years in prison and/or up to $15,000-$30,000 in fines.
- Unlawful possession of marijuana may result in up to 15 days in jail and/or a maximum fine of $250.
Get Started Today
Our team has a strong working relationship with the legal community in Westchester County. We can often leverage those relationships to help our clients obtain better outcomes, such as through community service, probation, or other methods. Let The Law Offices of Marcia Payton take a look at your case and help you proceed with confidence.
Get started now. Dial (914) 712-6878 today.
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