New York State has a history of the toughest drug laws in the United States. Recent revisions to the New York Penal Law have lowered mandatory minimums and allowed sentencing judges greater discretion. In many cases drug treatment programs, probation or conditional sentences are options. You need an experienced lawyer’s advice to guide you to the best possible outcome.
If you have been arrested with any of the following substances you should contact an experienced New York criminal attorney immediately:
Often times an New York drug arrest for drug possession or sale can be compounded with additional charges, including:
- Proximity to a School Zone
- Participation in a Larger Conspiracy
- Weapons charges
- Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI)
These additional charges can turn a simple possession charge into a criminal case resulting in several years of prison. The Law Offices of Adam Perlmutter have experience handling all types of drug charges and minimizing the impact of the consequences for those involved.
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