Cocaine Possession

Garden City Cocaine Possession Attorney

shutterstock_32495476-300x200Defending Nassau County clients against cocaine possession charges

In the United States, the possession and sales of cocaine is illegal. New York law enforcement and the DEA proactively fight against the effects of the cocaine industry on local communities. Cocaine and its different forms, like crack, are highly addictive and courts are aggressive towards cases. Depending on the amount of cocaine you are caught with, you could be facing charges ranging from a misdemeanor to a felony. If you are caught selling cocaine, you may be facing many years of incarceration. Even though the charges are serious, every case is different and the circumstances of your arrest might offer a defense against the charges. Contact Grunwald & Seman, P.C. to assess your case, guide you through your options and fight your case.

Cocaine possession charge

Under the Controlled Substance Act of 1970, the federal government classifies cocaine and its different forms as Schedule II. A Schedule II drug classification means that the substance is highly addictive, less than drugs in Schedule I, and has some medical use. Obviously, people don’t use cocaine in modern medicine, but many years ago, it was used as a topical anesthetic. If you are caught with less than 500mg of cocaine, you may be facing a misdemeanor. If you have enough cocaine to constitute an intent to distribute charge, you are looking at a felony. If you are caught selling cocaine, you are facing a class B felony, severe fines and the potential for jail time. Aside from penalties and potential jail time, even having a record of arrest can affect your current and future employment. Don’t let a cocaine possession charge affect your livelihood, contact Grunwald & Seman, P.C. today.

Contact a Long Island cocaine possession attorney that will fight your charges

Grunwald & Seman, P.C. has years of experience defending clients against drug charges. If you are caught with cocaine, you have a lot to consider. Depending on the amount of cocaine in your possession and the circumstances in which the drugs were found, you could be facing serious charges. Our Garden City firm is ready to fight your charges. The drug laws of New York are confusing and having knowledgeable counsel is in your best interests. If you have any questions related to a cocaine possession charge, you should contact our firm for a consultation. We will assess your case, guide you through your options, and explore any legal defenses to alleviate the impact of the charges or avoid a conviction altogether. Grunwald & Seman, P.C. is here to serve. Contact us today.