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Brooklyn Powder Cocaine (Possession and Trafficking) Lawyers

By Spodek Law Group | July 26, 2023
(Last Updated On: October 18, 2023)

Last Updated on: 18th October 2023, 09:02 am

 

Brooklyn Powder Cocaine (Possession and Trafficking) Lawyers

If you or a loved one have been arrested for powder cocaine possession or trafficking in Brooklyn, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. Cocaine charges can lead to serious penalties like jail time, fines, and a criminal record. Don’t go it alone against the power of the government – get a lawyer to protect your rights and future.

In this article, we’ll break down the common cocaine laws in Brooklyn, the penalties you may face, and the best legal defenses to fight the charges. We’ll also share tips on finding the right criminal defense lawyer for your case.

Brooklyn Cocaine Laws

In New York, cocaine is classified as a Schedule II controlled substance. Under NYS Penal Code § 220.00, it is illegal to:

  • Manufacture, sell, or possess cocaine
  • Possess cocaine with intent to sell it
  • Sell or possess even small amounts of cocaine

Simply having cocaine on you, even if your not selling it, is enough to be charged with criminal possession. The penalties depend on how much cocaine you had:

  • Less than 500 milligrams – Class D felony
  • 500 mg to 4 oz – Class C felony
  • 4 oz to 8 oz – Class B felony
  • 8 oz or more – Class A felony

Selling or intending to sell any amount of cocaine is automatically a Class B felony under NY law. Higher quantities can lead to even more serious trafficking charges.

Penalties for Cocaine Possession and Sale in Brooklyn

A cocaine conviction can lead to big fines, years in jail or prison, and a permanent criminal record. Penalties get harsher as the felony class increases:

  • Class D felony: 1 to 2.5 years in prison, up to $5,000 fine
  • Class C felony: 3.5 to 9 years in prison, up to $15,000 fine
  • Class B felony: 8 to 25 years in prison, up to $30,000 fine
  • Class A felony: 15 to 30 years in prison, up to $100,000 fine

Other consequences include probation or parole, license suspension, and court-ordered rehab. Trafficking charges also mean steeper penalties.

Finding the Best Brooklyn Cocaine Lawyer for Your Case

Fighting cocaine charges takes an aggressive lawyer who knows the local courts, judges, and prosecutors. Look for an attorney with a proven record of getting charges reduced or dismissed. It’s also vital they have experience arguing Fourth Amendment violations and handling forensic evidence issues.

A dedicated Brooklyn criminal lawyer will:

  • Review police reports for illegal searches, faulty tests, or procedural mistakes
  • Challenge any unconstitutional searches and seizures
  • Cast doubt on drug testing methods and handling of evidence
  • Negotiate with the DA for reduced charges or dismissal
  • Build the strongest defense to beat the case at trial if needed

Public defenders handle a high caseload and may not be able to give your case the focus it needs. A private attorney concentrates solely on you. Shop around to find someone you trust and can afford.

Top Defenses Against Cocaine Charges

Skilled cocaine lawyers use every angle to get charges dropped before trial. Some top defenses include:

  • Illegal Search – If police searched you, your car, or home without consent or probable cause, the evidence may be excluded.
  • Improper Testing – Faulty lab procedures, contaminated samples, or broken chain of custody can cast doubt.
  • Misidentification – Eyewitness mistakes happen often. Police may have the wrong suspect.
  • Entrapment – Undercover cops cannot coerce you into a crime you wouldn’t commit.
  • Duress – If threatened into possessing or selling cocaine, you may have a defense.

An experienced lawyer will look at every angle of your case to build the strongest defense. They may even get the charges dismissed before trial.

Don’t Go It Alone – Hire a Brooklyn Cocaine Lawyer Today

Cocaine charges shouldn’t be taken lightly. The penalties can damage your future if convicted. Get an aggressive lawyer on your side immediately after being arrested. They will protect your rights in and out of court. Don’t become another statistic – fight back with a dedicated Brooklyn criminal defense attorney.

At the Law Offices of Jeffrey Lichtman, we have an impeccable record defending drug cases in Brooklyn and the surrounding boroughs. Call now for a free case evaluation.

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