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Drug Possession Lawyers in Poughkeepsie

Defending Individuals Accused of Serious Drug-Related Charges

Drug possession charges in New York are serious. Depending on the nature of the charges, including the type and amount of drug allegedly in possession, you could be facing steep fines, probation, and jail time. If you have been arrested for possession of marijuana or another type of drug, our firm can help. The Poughkeepsie drug crime defense attorneys at Jonna Spilbor Law have extensive experience handling all types of drug-related charges throughout the Hudson Valley. We have helped clients accused of drug trafficking, drug-related DUI, drug distribution, and more.

Arrested for drug possession? Contact us now at (845) 436-3193 to find out how we can help. We offer confidential case evaluations.

What Are the Penalties for Drug Possession in New York?

The state of New York divides drug possession crimes into two categories: those involving marijuana and those involving other types of drugs. Other types of drugs include narcotics like heroin, opium, hydrocodone, oxycodone, and any other prescription or non-prescription drug. If found to be in illegal possession of a controlled substance, you could face very serious penalties that can have life-altering consequences.

If you are convicted of drug possession in New York, you may face the following penalties:

  • Class A-1 Felony: Possession of 8 or more ounces of a narcotic-containing substance or 5,760 milligrams or more of methadone; 8 to 20 years in prisons and/or fines up to $100,000.
  • Class B to Class E Felony: A minimum of 1 year in jail to a maximum of 18 months to 9 years in prison, plus fines of $15,000 up to $30,000.
  • Unlawful Possession of Marijuana: Considered a violation; up to 15 days imprisonment and/or a fine of no more than $250.

The consequences of a conviction can be far-reaching. Even if you are not imprisoned, you will likely have a criminal record after the arrest. This record is public and may limit your ability to keep your job, get a new job, secure housing, attend school, and more.

Defense for Drug-Related DUIs

If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in connection with drug possession, you likely have many questions. What do you do now? Do you have a defense? Will you lose your job? Will you lose your license? Will you go to jail?

At Jonna Spilbor Law, we have the answers you need. Our team of Poughkeepsie drug possession defense lawyers can help you navigate the criminal justice system after a drug-related DUI arrest. If you are a commercial driver’s license (CDL) holder, you may be facing even stricter penalties and your job could be on the line. In any instance, a DUI conviction could result in driver’s license revocation. No matter your situation, it is important that you speak with an experienced attorney who can help you understand your options and work to protect your rights.

Compassionate Drug Crimes Defense

At Jonna Spilbor Law, not only can we skillfully handle any charge involving the possession, sale, use, or influence of drugs, but we are extremely compassionate toward those members of our community who have succumbed to the horrors of addiction, including opioid addition. We work hard to ensure the best possible results from the worst situations and, with our team approach, can help you achieve sobriety if that is your goal.

If you have been accused of drug possession, there are several defense strategies we might take. Depending on the nature of your charges, we might strive to show that you were legally allowed to have the drug in question at the time of your arrest. We might also be able to prove lack of knowledge or insufficient quantity. It is impossible to predict the outcome of your case, but you can rest assured that our attorneys will exhaust every avenue in our efforts to build a solid defense on your behalf.

Call (845) 436-3193 or fill out one of our contact forms to request a consultation with our team today.

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