Opioid & Heroin Possession Attorney in Nassau County, Long Island
In New York State, the possession and sale of heroin are illegal. New York considers heroin a controlled substance. The federal government deems it a Schedule I drug, which means it is among the most dangerous drugs. Schedule I drugs are considered to have a high potential for abuse, are highly addictive and have no medical use. New York has strict laws to combat the escalating problem of heroin abuse faced by communities in the state. Therefore, courts will aggressively prosecute these cases. If you have been caught with any amount of heroin and are facing drug charges, it is in your best interest to contact Grunwald & Seman, P.C. for quality representation that can help lessen the charge or have it dismissed altogether.
Heroin possession charge
Heroin is a Schedule I controlled substance. A charge of heroin possession can range from a misdemeanor to a felony, depending on the amount of drugs found by law enforcement. In most simple cases, you are facing a charge of “criminal possession of a controlled substance.” If convicted for possession of small amounts of heroin, one may face fines and possible jail time. For larger amounts of heroin, one could face felony charges with overwhelming fines and potential jail time. For the intent to distribute or the sale of a controlled substance, you will most likely face a felony charge that entails severe fines and potential jail time. You do not have to be caught selling drugs to have the intent to distribute. The amount of heroin found in your possession will dictate how courts will prosecute. No matter the amount of heroin you are found with, it is always in your best interest to contact an experienced attorney to asses your case.
Contact a Garden City firm with years of experience with New York heroin laws
Grunwald & Seman, P.C. have years of experience defending clients facing heroin charges. Depending on your situation, you may be facing serious consequences. Our firm is ready to assess your case and explore all avenues of defense that may reduce your charges or have them dismissed altogether. If you need effective legal representation, call our Garden City firm today. Our attorneys are ready to ease you through your ordeal and conclude your legal matter in the best possible way. Our firm believes that every client deserves personalized attention to ease their minds when they need it most. Grunwald & Seman, P.C. are committed to our clients in the greater Garden City area. Call or contact us online for a consultation today.