White Plains Drug Crimes Attorneys
Trusted Defense Counsel Serving NYC, Westchester & The Surrounding Areas
Criminal convictions involving controlled substances can come with life-changing consequences. Our criminal defense team understands how overwhelming a drug charge my feel after you have been accused. Fortunately, we are familiar with the tactics a prosecution team may use against you, and we are prepared to defend your rights throughout every stage of your case.
At Portale Randazzo LLP, our White Plains drug crime attorneysare dedicated to protecting and defending the rights of those accused. We want any charge to have a minimal effect on your life and our respected and sought-after White Plains drug crimes lawyers have a proven track record for securing favorable outcomes in these cases. Our firm is ready to assess the details of your case and begin developing a robust defense that makes your interests and future a priority.
Types of Drug Charges
It is illegal to possess, sell, distribute, manufacture, or cultivate illegal substances. Specific drug charges are numerous, and penalties vary vastly depending on the type and amount of drug, the exact charge, and other relevant details. While every case is different, Attorney Richard A. Portale has forged a reputation for providing stalwart counsel in drug cases and he is the White Plains drug crime lawyer you want for positive results for the accused.
Our firm can handle cases involving:
- Prescription painkillers
Drug Crime Penalties in New York
The penalties for drug crimes depend on a number of factors, such as the type and quantity of drug involved, whether this is a first or repeated offense, and what type of criminal activity was involved.
- Distribution of controlled substances is always charged as a felony, and is punishable by 1-2.5 years in prison to a minimum of 8-20 years in jail, depending on the severity of the charges.
- Possession of illegal drugs in the Class B to E felony range are punishable by 1-9 years in prison and $5,000-$30,000 in fines, depending on the felony class.
- Selling controlled substances is punishable by 1-20 years in prison and fines of up to $100,000, depending on the felony class.
- Operating as a major drug trafficker is punishable by a minimum of 15 years in prison and a life sentence at maximum.
There are a variety of defenses we can employ, depending on the specific circumstances of your case. If you have been charged or wrongfully arrested, a Westchester County drug crime defense attorney is critical in the pursuit of the best outcome in court. Our firm is ready to provide a discerning eye on the details of your case and comprehensive strategies that thoroughly counter the state's case against you.
The first step is a conversation. Contact us today to request a confidential case evaluation with our team.