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Last Updated on: 19th October 2023, 07:54 pm
Getting charged with drug distribution in New York can be scary. The penalties are harsh, and the laws are complicated. But with the right defense strategy, you can fight the charges and protect your future.
This article will walk you through the basics of New York drug laws, common distribution charges, possible defenses, and what to expect in court. I’ll share tips from experienced criminal defense lawyers, so you understand your options. My goal is to empower you with knowledge during this difficult time.
New York divides controlled substances into different schedules based on potential for abuse. Schedule I drugs like heroin and LSD have the highest penalties. Schedule II includes drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine. Schedules III-V decrease in severity.
The main drug distribution charges in New York are:
Penalties vary based on the drug amount and schedule. But felonies can mean years in prison. There are also enhancements for selling drugs near a school or to minors.
When most people imagine drug dealing, they think of street-level sales. But distribution charges also apply to:
Prosecutors use circumstantial evidence to prove intent to sell. But experienced lawyers can often get charges reduced or dismissed.
Here are some defenses New York criminal lawyers may use to fight distribution accusations:
If you possessed drugs without plans to sell, this powerful defense can beat the charges. Factors like no scales, baggies, cash, or distribution history help prove simple possession.
This defense claims police improperly induced you to commit the crime. It applies if you lacked predisposition to sell drugs before police involvement.
If police searched you or your property without probable cause and proper warrants, evidence may be excluded. This can destroy the prosecution’s case.
Eyewitness mistakes happen, especially for quick drug hand-offs. If the seller description doesn’t match you, the ID can be challenged.
This rare defense involves committing a crime under threat of harm. It could apply if a drug gang coerced you into distribution.
Drug cases often end in plea bargains to avoid harsh sentences. But if you fight the charges, here’s the basic process:
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