DRUG CASES

There are several statutes under New York state law concerning drugs, ranging from Criminal Possession of Marijuana, a violation punishable by up to 15 days in jail, to Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, a misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail, for cases involving small quantity possession of street drugs or prescriptions drugs such as cocaine, heroin, LSD, PCP, crystal meth, suboxone and oxycodone.  More serious offenses involve possession of large quantities of these substances, such as Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance, a class B felony.

Arrest for drug offenses often occur after traffic stops or after the execution of a search warrant.

You can avoid prison even if you are arrested for a serious drug offense.  Judicial Diversion, Drug Court, Willard and Shock Incarceration are ways to reduce, eliminate or avoid harsh state prison sentences on drug convictions.

Common defenses to drug cases include illegal search and seizure, lack of a possessory interest in the items seized, invalid search warrant, and lack of probable cause.  Natasha Turner DuBois is experienced in conducting suppression hearings, controverting search warrants, fighting against asset forfeiture, and protecting defendants’ rights against illegal search and seizure.  Contact Natasha Turner DuBois, an experienced Orange County Attorney based in the Hudson Valley, to learn how she can successfully defend your Drug Case.

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