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We are an elite criminal defense law firm, that emphasizes providing the best service and professionalism to all clients. We service a curated clientele nationwide – that expect the best from their lawyer. We handle tough criminal defense and legal situations that require deep knowledge, experience, dedication, and excellence in order to win. We have over 50 years of combined experience, handling national and international cases.

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The Spodek Law Group is one of the most successful law firms in the USA. Our success comes from the fact we are attentive to details, and take a very pragmatic approach to each and every single case. Our clients turn to us for realistic advice – so they can make the appropriate decisions they need to make personally. Our goal is to make sure your case ends in a positive outcome, not only personally – but for your family as well.


Manhattan Drug Possession Lawyers

The state of New York is tough on drug possession. They aggressively prosecute those who have heroin, crack, cocaine, ecstasy, LSD, or other controlled substances in their possession. Being arrested for drug possession can be a frightening experience. Even the smallest amount on your persons can lead to serious criminal charges. Whether it is a misdemeanor or a felony case does not matter; you need legal representation.

Understanding §220 of The New York Penal Laws

This state refers to narcotics like LDS, cocaine, and heroin. Marijuana is not considered a controlled substance and it has its own set of laws. There are six levels of criminal possession. They start from the seventh-degree misdemeanor and go down to a first-degree felony. To be prepared for your day in court, you need to understand the consequences of having drugs on your person. All of this information can be found in the New York Penal Laws section §220.

•Seventh Degree – Class A Misdemeanor – This is having any drug, besides marijuana, in your possession.

•Fifth Degree – Class D Felony – This charge will be for anyone who has an intent to sell and a large amount on their persons. It includes 500 mg or more of cocaine, 50 mg of phencyclidine, and over 1,000 mg of ketamine.

•Fourth Degree – Class C Felony – Having narcotics that weigh over 1/8 of an ounce or any mixture that is at least a ½ ounce. Carrying one gram or more of any stimulant, LSD, or 25 milligrams or more of any hallucinogens.

•Third Degree – Class B Felony – Having narcotics with the intent to sell. It can be a mix of hallucinogens or stimulants. Many in this charge have previous drug convictions. Amounts can include five grams or more of stimulants or hallucinogens, five milligrams or more of LSD, and 1,2500 milligrams or more of phencyclidine.

•Second Degree – Class A-II Felony – Having any narcotic mix that weighs at least four ounces. A mixture over two ounces that is a methamphetamine. Having more than 10 grams of a stimulant, 25 milligrams of LSD, or 2,800 milligrams of methadone.

•First Degree – Class A-I Felony – Having a narcotic mixture that weighs over eight ounces, or having 5,760 milligrams or more of methadone.

Under section §220.25 of the NY penal law, anyone that has a drug in their car is said to be evidence of a known possession. This excludes those that have a prescription for the drug or passengers who are concealing a drug from the driver.

Marijuana Charges In Manhattan

The traditional drug possession laws do not apply to marijuana. Its classifications are as follows:

•Fifth Degree – Class B Misdemeanor – Having more than 25 grams and using it in a public place.

•Fourth Degree – Class A Misdemeanor – Having possession of more than two ounces.

•Third Degree – Class E Felony – Having more than eight ounces, or a half pound, in your possession.

•Second Degree – Class D Felony – Possessing more than 1 ounces or a pound.

•First Degree – Class C Felony – Possessing or transporting more than 10 pounds, or 160 ounces, of marijuana.

Sentences and Fines

A felony drug conviction in New York will be either a fine of $5,000 or double the amount that you gained through the offense. These laws can be found under the New York Penal Law §80.00. Expect fines and jail time as follows:

•Class C Felonies – 15 Years in Prison and a $15,000 Fine
•Class B Felonies – 25 Years in Prison and a $30,000 Fine
•Class A-II Felonies – 25 Years in Prison and a $50,000 Fine
•Class A-I Felonies – 25 Years to Life in Prison and a $100,000 Fine

Though these are the maximum sentences, our attorneys may be able to help you get these charges reduced or dismissed. If you have been charged with possession or narcotics or marijuana, you need to get legal help immediately.

Crystal Meth Possession Lawyers

Crystal meth is a very powerful and addictive drug that is fairly easy to obtain. In addition to its availability, crystal meth is cheaper than many other drugs and is made with household chemicals that are found at the local drug store. The following is an overview of the effects crystal meth has on the body and the charges you may face if caught with it in your possession. If you are facing possession charges, it may benefit you to speak with a criminal defense lawyer for advice before entering a plea.

Short Term Effects

Crystal meth is also known as ice, meth or speed and can be smoked, snorted, injected or taken by mouth in pill form. The short term effects of this drug are:

  • Reduced Appetite
  • The Inability To Sleep
  • Increased Blood Pressure And Respirations
  • Dilated Pupils
  • Elevated Body Temperature
  • Nausea
  • Psychosis
  • Panic
  • Erratic Behavior
  • Seizures With High Doses
  • Possible Death

Long Term Effects

Like most drugs, the long term effects of a crystal meth addiction can be especially damaging to the body. The most common long term effects associated with meth use includes:

  • Liver Damage
  • Kidney Problems
  • Damage To The Lungs
  • Respiratory Problems From Smoking The Drug
  • Tooth Decay
  • Depression
  • Psychosis
  • Malnutrition And Low Body Weight
  • Infectious Diseases From Injecting The Drug
  • Nose Tissue Decay From Snorting The Drug
  • Brain Damage
  • Epilepsy
  • Stroke
  • Confusion
  • Exhaustion From Not Sleeping

Crystal meth use can be divided into several different categories, depending on how much someone uses. These groups include:

  • Low Intensity Users

These users typically use meth just enough to stay awake for tests or to lose weight. Low intensity users tend to snort or swallow the drug.

  • High Intensity Users

High intensity users are highly addicted to crystal meth and need more of the drug each time to get the same effect. Most of their time is spent focusing on obtaining the drug to avoid the crash and withdrawal symptoms.

  • Binge Users

Binge users most often smoke meth or inject it into their veins with a needle. Someone who uses meth in this way is one step away from becoming a high intensity crystal meth addict.

Drug Charges

Drug possession charges can drastically change your life in a negative way. Because crystal meth is labeled as a dangerous drug, the penalty for possession are typically harsh. Even if you are found with less than 1 gram of the drug, you will be facing substantial jail time and hefty fines. A drug possession charge can also keep you from getting the job you want and even affect your ability to rent an apartment or house. You could even risk losing custody of your children if the situation warrants it.

What A Lawyer Can Do

If you are facing crystal meth possession charges, do not be bullied into making a statement or confession without speaking to a criminal defense attorney. Your future and freedom are at stake, so it is important to have high quality legal representation in court. Your lawyer may be able to negotiate a deal that significantly lowers your fines, jail time and probation period. Do not take a chance with your freedom and your future, when a criminal defense attorney may be able to help you lower your charges and penalties.

Contact a criminal defense attorney today to discuss your case if you are facing charges for crystal meth possession or distribution with intent to sell. Having a lawyer to look out for your best interests may greatly improve your chances of having a successful outcome in court. Hiring an attorney may also help reduce the stress and anxiety that is a part of every criminal court case.

Charle Butler
Charle Butler
I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!



Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them enough.

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Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet.

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