New york city drug crimes lawyer
Experienced New York drug crimes lawyer, Jonathan Marks, offers rigorous criminal defense legal services for clients facing narcotics charges in federal and New York State courts. Drug crimes cover the following offenses:
- Drug Conspiracy
- Drug Trafficking
- Simple drug Possession
- Drug Distribution
- Drug Manufacture
- Possession with intent to distribute
- Prescription Fraud
Criminal drug convictions carry severe punishments both federally and in New York
Drug crimes are extremely serious in as much as they can carry very harsh penalties, including mandatory minimum sentences. In the federal system, for example, the possession, with intent to distribute, of five kilograms or more of cocaine or one kilogram or more of heroin carries a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years imprisonment. The mandatory minimum sentence can, in some cases, be voided through the use of "safety-valve." In the New York state system, the Rockefeller Laws, although their harshness has been moderated somewhat in recent years, still call for extremely long sentences for possession or sale of seemingly modest amounts of narcotics.
Sentences under the federal narcotics laws (Title 21, United States Code) are driven by the kind of drug, the weight, and the role of the defendant; e.g., organizer, supervisor, manager or minor or minimal participant. Heroin and cocaine, particularly crack cocaine, as opposed to powder, carry the harshest penalties.
Our New York Criminal Defense Attorney will fight to help you get through this difficult situation
A drug related conviction on your permanent record can be the cause of many problems in your life, both personally and professionally. If you are not a United States citizen, a drug conviction will usually result in removal or deportation. An experienced criminal defense attorney can answer questions and guide the accused through the complex legal labyrinth. If you are under investigation for drug crimes or are facing narcotics charges, your immediate call should be to an experienced criminal defense attorney who offers aggressive, thoughtful representation, deals directly with prosecutors, speaks on your behalf and insures that your rights are protected. Contact an experienced New York drug crime attorney Jon Marks, for help with your case. He does not charge for an initial consultation.
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