New York Cocaine Possession
In New York, Illegal Possession of a Controlled Substance is a very serious offense. One of the most commonly possessed drugs is cocaine. New York has some of the harshest drug laws in the U.S. Possession of a Controlled Substance in any quantity is considered an A Misdemeanor. The penalty for an A misdemeanor offense is a maximum of one year in jail, in addition to monetary fines and probation. If the amount of the drug is more than 500 mgs, the crime goes up to a D felony. A felony is punishable by at least one year in jail or more. If the amount of cocaine is higher than 1/8 ounces, the crime is considered a C felony. The higher the quantity of drugs, the more severe the offense you will face. Two ounces of Cocaine is considered an A II Felony, and over 4 ounces is an A I Felony. If you have been charged with Cocaine Possession or other serious crime such as Burglary, robbery, white collar crime or Marijuana Possession, speak with a New York Cocaine Possession Lawyer from our team. It is important to ensure that your rights are protected at all stages of your legal proceedings.
The District Attorney will try to prove that various elements of the crime of Cocaine Possession are present in order to convict you. A skilled New York Cocaine Possession Lawyer will raise questions in order to create reasonable doubt. Some questions that could arise include: Where was the drug found? Were there other people present? Was there a proper search and seizure performed? What was the chain of custody of the drug?
Your New York Criminal Lawyer will analyze the circumstances of your case and create a defense plan for you that will raise reasonable doubt. The District Attorney will attempt to verify the authenticity of the cocaine you had in your possession (through lab results), and the quantity. If you were charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute, the District Attorney will need to prove that you had the intent to distribute or sell. A New York Cocaine Possession Lawyer at Elliot Adler, P.C. can help you handle the charges against you and ensure that your interests are protected. With your first visit, we will provide you with a free case consultation. We handle criminal matters throughout New York City, including Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Manhattan, as well as Suffolk County and Nassau County on Long Island. Call us as soon as possible to receive your free appointment at 212.785.1300.