Drug Possession: Facts and Information
In the state of New York drug possession is a serious crime. Depending on the type of drug and the quantity of the drug you are charged with having possession of, the penalty if convicted can range from a year in jail to 25 years in prison and in extreme cases there have been sentences of life in prison. If you have been arrested for possession of drugs it is imperative that you seek legal counsel as soon as possible. Contact a criminal defense lawyer from our firm today to discuss what your next step should be.
There are three types of possession for which you may be arrested:
- Actual - The drugs are actually found on your person
- Constructive - The drugs are found in a car or residence that belong to you and you have control over and/or knowledge of the drugs
- Presumptive - The drugs are found in a car or residence and everyone there, can be charged with presumptive possession
In addition to the type of possession charge you face, another important factor that can have an impact on your defense is the method of search and seizure conducted by law enforcement to make the arrest and collect evidence. Law enforcement officers are required to comply with certain specific procedures during a search and seizure. If neither a probable cause nor a valid search warrant were presented at the time of the search and the seizure, evidence collected through that process may be suppressed making it inadmissible in court. Investigating and understanding the intricate details of a drug possession charge and how to build a strong case for your defense requires a skilled attorney well-versed in drug possession and criminal law.
Drug Possession Lawyer Serving New York City
The professional legal defense team at Perez & Cedeño, P.C. has the know-how and experience to build a compelling defense for you. Fluent in both Spanish and English, our firm has been representing clients and bringing winning results for them in all areas of criminal defense law including
theft crimes and drug possession.