New York Heroin Possession
Heroin is one of the most abused drugs in New York City and the surrounding areas. It has a profound impact on the communities where it is distributed, possessed and consumed. It takes a toll on residents of the community since it adversely affects the quality of life and places a heavy family burden on property owners and Law Enforcement Officials. As a result the Offices of the New York District Attorney aggressively prosecute these crimes. On the federal level, U.S Attorneys are relentless in their fight against heroin cartels. This is because heroin is produced and distributed by foreign adversaries who use the proceeds to wage battle against the United States.
Since the Offices of both the U. S Attorneys and the New York Attorneys are waging a full battle against the traffickers, dealers and users of heroin, it is important to have a New York Heroin Lawyer experienced in handling drug crimes and fighting drug charges in both New York State and Federal Courts to represent you.
In New York State, if you are caught passing heroin, you will be charged with "criminal possession of a controlled substance." If you are caught with a small amount of heroin, you will be charged with an A Misdemeanor. The official criminal charge is "criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh (7th degree)." By definition all A misdemeanors are punishable up to one year in jail. If you possess ¼ ounce or more of heroin, you will be charged with "criminal possession of a controlled substance (5th)" which is a D Felony. As the weight goes up so does the felony charge.
If you have one (1) ounce or more, you will be charged with a C Felony and if you possess two (2) ounces or more a B Felony. If you are attempting to sell any amount it is a B Felony. If you posses over four (4) ounces you will be charged with an A Felony.
As experienced New York Heroin Lawyers we are familiar with appropriate fundamental defense strategies that are necessary to combat both New York Attorneys as well as Federal Prosecutors from the Office of the United States Attorney. So call Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC at 800.696.9529. Each knowledgeable and experienced New York Heroin Lawyer stands ready to help defend you in your time of need. We offer a free consultation and have locations throughout NYC and Long Island including Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Nassau County and Suffolk County. So call us.