Drug Possession

Westchester County Drug Possession Lawyers

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 Riebling & Payton, PLLC, we offer over 50 years of combined 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 Riebling & Payton, PLLC online to schedule your free consultation and begin planning your case.

Defenses to Drug Charges

Your future is important to our team at Riebling & Payton, PLLC. 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 Riebling & Payton, PLLC take a look at your case and help you proceed with confidence.

Get started now. Dial (914) 712-6878 today.

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    Marcia Payton
    Marcia began her legal career by working as an Assistant District Attorney in New York City, prosecuting criminal cases in the country's finest and most highly regarded District Attorney's Office - New York County. It was here that Marcia worked with police officers and detectives and learned how a criminal investigation is handled from arrest to trial. Marcia successfully prosecuted thousands of criminal cases while working in the Office of Special Narcotics in New York City, presenting ...
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    Stephen J. Riebling
    “The Court has to say, I have been impressed by Mr. Riebling’s knowledge … and his grasp of the records in this case. It is beyond any that I have seen in any kind of a case similar to this. I am just saying, it’s part of my thinking that someone with your knowledge would be able to understand these things certainly better than I am and perhaps most laymen or even attorneys…” - Westchester Supreme Court Judge Robert Neary Judge Neary was the presiding judge in the murder trial of Lacey Spears. ...

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