Drug Crime Lawyers in Nassau County, Long Island
New York is serious about the effects of drugs on the state’s various cities, towns, villages, and hamlets. If you are caught with drugs in New York, you are looking at a wide variety of legal issues that can impact your future and affect your employment. In some cases regarding more dangerous drugs, you may be facing a criminal matter that can subject you to possible jail time and a permanent criminal record. If you are caught with marijuana, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, prescription drugs, or any other illegal drug, you should contact an attorney immediately. Grunwald & Seman, P.C. has been a legal resource for the people of New York for over 30 years. Our firm can effectively represent your needs in court and explore all legal means to lessen the charges or have them dismissed. If you need a committed attorney to represent your needs, contact Grunwald & Seman, P.C.
Across America, marijuana laws are changing on a state level. The federal government still classifies marijuana as a Schedule I drug along with heroin, LSD, and ecstasy. This means that the federal government believes marijuana has no currently accepted medical use and has a high potential for abuse, the most dangerous of all scheduled drugs. Many states disagree with the government, and some have legalized it for medical and recreational purposes. Currently, marijuana is legal in New York for medicinal purposes.
In New York State, the possession and sale of heroin are illegal. New York considers heroin a controlled substance. The federal government considers Schedule I drugs to be the most dangerous drugs. Schedule I drugs are considered to have a high potential for abuse, highly addictive, and have no medical use. New York has strict laws to combat the escalating problem of heroin abuse faced by state communities and courts are aggressive in prosecuting these cases.
In the United States, the possession and sale of cocaine continues to be illegal. New York law enforcement and the DEA proactively fight against the effects of the cocaine industry on the local community. Cocaine and its different forms, like crack, are highly addictive and courts aggressively prosecute 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 face several years of incarceration.
New York is aggressively fighting against methamphetamine abuse in White Plains, New York City, and Upstate New York. Known as meth or crystal in some cases, methamphetamine has become increasingly popular and New York is forcefully prosecuting possession cases in an attempt to combat the effects of the drug in the cities, towns, and villages of the state. Depending on the amount you are caught with, you could be facing felony charges that could impact your life and livelihood.
Prescription drug abuse and sales have become a major issue in New York State. Drugs like Percocet and oxycodone are addictive and abuse is on the rise. Law enforcement and local courts are as aggressive as possible to combat their effects. Depending on the rate of abuse, prescription drugs can range from Schedule II to Schedule IV, according to the federal government.