New York Cocaine Possession
Our New York Cocaine Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC states that law enforcement agencies have dedicated significant resources for the prosecution of drug-related cases. Criminal charges involving a drug offense such as the possession of cocaine require experienced representation in order to avoid lengthy jail sentences and hefty criminal fines. Our experienced criminal defense lawyers can provide you with experienced representation in order to secure your best legal defense.
Possession of cocaine, if convicted, is a heavy charge that may ruin a person’s life. Penalties for these types of drug crimes can include a prison sentence, not to mention the seizures of assets such as vehicles, homes, and money, if it appears they are in any way related to the drug charge. Our New York Cocaine possession Lawyer team will review your situation and determine if the police violated your rights and unlawfully conducted a search and seizure so we may excluded that evidence from being used against you. In some cases, participation in drug treatment programs can be negotiated in order to avoid time in prison. Our New York Cocaine Possession Lawyer staff can discuss if this option is available to you.
All across the United States, crimes involving cocaine and crack can include possession, use, trafficking, distribution, and transportation of the controlled substance and all are illegal. Whether it comes in a paste, powder, or vapor (freebasing), all forms are considered highly addictive with a considerable risk for abuse. Cocaine and its variant crack are Schedule II narcotics. These types of drugs can cause serious damage to one’s health, not to mention the affects they have on the friends and family of the user and the general public. It is for this reason that drug-related offenders are sought, apprehended, and charged.
Criminal codes on the state and federal levels have mandated certain penalties for drug arrests involving cocaine. Those convicted could have their driver’s license revoked or suspended, be required to complete drug rehabilitation/counseling, serve a jail or prison sentence, pay substantial fines and lose property and assets. District attorneys are prepared to see that those accused of cocaine-related crimes are punished to the fullest extent of the law. It is our job to see that you get aggressive representation, and that your civil liberties and rights are protected.
There are certain factors that determine the severity of the recompense:
- How much cocaine was the accused in possession of,
- Was the amount enough to insinuate the intent to distribute,
- Was a minor (anyone under the age of 18) in any way involved in the situation,
- Were there any injuries or casualties, and
- Does the accused have a prior criminal history, especially drug-related incidents?
The answers to the above questions can determine if dismissal of the charges, or conviction will be the outcome of the case. We will work diligently on your case from the arrest, all the way through to the end and we will guide you every step of the way.
Our New York Drug Crime Lawyer group at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC can handle other drug charge offenses such as possession of a controlled substance, drug trafficking, delivery of controlled substances, marijuana possession, felony drug charges, methamphetamine charges, prescription drug casesc, and pharmaceutical drug offenses. Contact our offices to schedule a free consultation to discuss your situation.
Please call Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC at 800.696.9529 or contact one of our New York City offices that serves Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, the Bronx or Brooklyn, or Westchester County or one of our Long Island offices in Nassau County or Suffolk County.