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Staten Island Drug Distribution Defense Attorney

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Drug Distribution Defense Lawyers in N.TY.
In the state of New York, it is a serious crime to manufacture, distribute, or dispense illegal drugs or to have the intent to do so. The charge of drug distribution can be classified as a first, second, third, or fourth degree indictable offense, depending on the type of drug and the quantity involved. The potential consequences of a drug distribution charge can be severe, ranging from 18 months in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 to 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.
Drug distribution charges in New York require the assistance of a legal team experienced with N.Y. drug cases if the defendant is to avoid lengthy prison time, fines and a damaging record as a convicted criminal. It is important to seek legal assistance as soon as possible to protect your rights and explore all available options.
Our legal team has a thorough understanding of New York drug laws and the criminal justice system, which allows us to craft strategic defense solutions for clients facing drug distribution charges. We have helped individuals and families from across the state fight these types of charges and achieve favorable outcomes.
If you are facing charges of drug dealing in the state of New York, it is crucial to understand the gravity of the situation and how your actions and decisions can impact your future. The attorney you choose to represent you can make a significant difference in the outcome of your drug distribution case.
Our team has real-life experience with significant drug cases in courtrooms across New York. Call our N.Y. Office or fill out our online form today to talk to one of our experienced drug crimes lawyers about your case in a free legal consultation.
What Charges for Dealing Drugs in New York Mean
If you have been arrested or charged with drug distribution in the state of New York, it is crucial to take immediate action to protect your rights, including the right to a strong legal defense. Do not assume that the prosecution has a strong case against you or make the mistake of answering any questions without a lawyer present. Instead, contact the Law Office of Patrick Parrotta as soon as possible to seek experienced legal representation. 
New York imposes severe penalties for violations of its laws against manufacturing, distributing, or possessing controlled substances with intent to distribute. The specific penalties will depend on the type of drug and the quantity involved. It is important to have experienced legal representation to defend against these types of charges and protect your rights. Our team will work diligently to explore all available options and seek the best possible outcome in your case.
New Jersey penalties for dealing drugs include, for:
Heroin, Cocaine, Methamphetamine
5 or more ounces is a first-degree indictable offense punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine ($300,000 for meth). One third to one half of the sentence must be served to be eligible for parole.
More than half of an ounce but less than 5 ounces is a second-degree indictable offense punishable by 5 to 10 years in prison and a $150,000 fine
Less than half of an ounce is a third-degree indictable offense punishable by 3 to 5 years in prison and a fine up to $15,000.
LSD, Phencyclidine (PCP), Psilocybin (mushrooms)
100 milligrams or more is a first-degree indictable offense punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine. One third to one half of the sentence must be served to be eligible for parole.
Less than 100 milligrams is a second-degree indictable offense punishable by 5 to 10 years in prison and a $150,000 fine.
Marijuana, Hashish
25 pounds or more, or 50 or more marjuana plants (regardless of weight), or 5 pounds or more of hashish is a first-degree indictable offense punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $300,000 fine. One third to one half of the sentence must be served to be eligible for parole.
5 pounds or more but less than 25 pounds, or 10 to 49 marijuana plants (regardless of weight), or 1 pound to less than 5 pounds of hash is a second-degree indictable offense punishable by 5 to 10 years in prison and a $150,000 fine.
1 ounce or more but less than 5 pounds, or 5 grams to less than 1 pound of hash is a third-degree indictable offense punishable by 3 to 5 years in prison and a fine up to $25,000.
Less than 1 ounce, or less than 5 grams of hash is a fourth-degree indictable offense punishable by 18 months in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
In the state of New York, distribution of Schedule I, II, III, or IV drugs that are not specifically addressed by state law is treated as a third-degree indictable offense, punishable by 3 to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $25,000. Distribution of Schedule V drugs is a fourth-degree indictable offense, punishable by 18 months in prison and a fine of up to $25,000. These penalties also apply to counterfeit drugs or analogs (similar drugs). The weight of the drug includes anything used to dilute it. 

If you are facing a drug distribution charge, it is important to seek experienced legal representation as soon as possible to protect your rights and explore all available options. Our team will work tirelessly to defend you and seek the best possible outcome in your case.
We Fight New York Drug Distribution Charges
There are potentially many opportunities to challenge the case against you and have charges dismissed or reduced if you have been charged with drug distribution.
The sooner an attorney from the Law Office of Patrick Parrotta is involved in your case, the better the opportunity to challenge the evidence against you or even how you were arrested. Including:
Was probable cause established before police searched you, your car or your residence?
Was there anything improper or illegal about the search and seizure that resulted in evidence against you?
Was your arrest, search or the charges against you based on racial, ethnic, socio-economic or other bias (profiling)?=
Is this a case of mistaken identity due to faulty accusations or a flawed lineup, or were you otherwise named in another improper manner?
Were you properly read your Miranda rights as soon as you were arrested or detained?
Can prosecutors prove drugs seized were in your possession or under your control?
Can the chain of custody of drugs alleged to have been in your possession be verified?
Are the quantities of seized drugs alleged by police accurate and verifiable?
Can prosecutors establish an intent to sell or otherwise distribute the drugs in question?
Are charges of possession with intent to distribute wrongly based on the presence of drug paraphernalia, plastic baggies, a household scale or a large amount of cash at the scene of your arrest?
As we investigate your case, our legal team will work to uncover or rebut evidence that may allow us to negotiate a dismissal of charges or a reduction to a lesser charge through a plea bargain. It is not uncommon for prosecutors to be willing to reduce or dismiss drug distribution charges when we raise valid questions about the strength of their case. 
If necessary, we are prepared to go to trial to advocate for a not-guilty verdict on your behalf. It is important to have experienced legal representation to defend against drug distribution charges and protect your rights. Our team will work tirelessly to explore all available options and seek the best possible outcome in your case.
Talk to Our Attorneys About Drug Dealing Charges in New Jersey
If you have been charged with drug sale, manufacture, or distribution in the state of New York, there is a lot at stake. However, it is important to remember that an arrest or indictment is not the same as a guilty verdict. It is crucial to exercise your right to remain silent and seek experienced legal representation as soon as possible. Our team of New York drug crimes lawyers is here to help you navigate this complex process and work towards making a positive difference in your case and your future.
Call us today at 718-556-9800 or contact us online for a free consultation. An arrest is just the start of a legal process that may not end in a guilty verdict. We can provide a defense that gives you hope and optimism for the future.
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