Drug Sales Lawyer in New York City

Arrested for Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance?

The criminal sale of a controlled substance is a drug crime that involves the unlawful sale or distribution of particular drugs to another person. Under New York penal code, a controlled substance is considered any drug listed in Schedule I, II, III, IV or V of the New York Controlled Substances Act, excluding marijuana. This may therefore include:

  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamines
  • Ecstasy
  • Opiates
  • Codeine
  • Morphine
  • Oxycodone

Depending on the specific type and amount of drug, a defendant facing drug sale or distribution charges may face 15 to 25 years in prison or up to 7 years in prison. Enhanced penalties may apply if the defendant is accused of selling drugs at or near a school.

There are many factors that can have an impact on the sentencing that accompanies a conviction on distribution and/or sales of a controlled substance. Depending on the type of narcotic, i.e. marijuana verses heroine, and the quantity of the substance, the penalty may be more or less severe. Any conviction will have enhanced penalties if the crime took place near a school, recreation center or church.

Another factor taken into consideration upon sentencing is any prior conviction that the defendant may have on record, also enhancing the penalty. Due to the harsh nature of the penalty portion of the legal process should you receive a conviction, it would be advisable to launch a strong defense that can bring you an acquittal or reduced charges. The proven, extensive experience of a NYC criminal defense attorney from our firm will give you the best chance for optimum results in your case.

Need a Lawyer for a Drug Crime Case in New York City?

Have you been arrested for this crime? Are you currently under investigation by law enforcement as a suspect? H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C. can help. We offer aggressive and dedicated legal counsel in the face of charges involving the criminal sale of a controlled substance as well as all other types of drug crimes in state and federal court. With our knowledgeable counsel and compassionate support, you have the opportunity to not only seek a beneficial outcome to your case but to have the support you deserve through this sometimes complicated and difficult process.

NYC Drug Crime Lawyer for Controlled Substance Charges

You can get more information about challenging your drug sale or distribution charges in New York from a legal professional who can assess the circumstances surrounding your unique case. Call our offices or contact us online to start the process by undergoing a confidential consultation. At H. Benjamin Perez & Associates, P.C., we will launch an aggressive and hard hitting defense of your charges. Our firm takes the time to know you and to investigate every detail of your case to give your defense the attention it deserves.