What Are The Penalties For Drug Charges?

A drug conviction can change your life forever. You could face significant jail time, large fines, the loss of your job and a mandatory driver's license suspension. Your criminal record will continue to affect your future, dictating how you move forward financially, professionally and interpersonally.

The attorney you choose to represent you during this process can make all the difference. You need a lawyer that will focus on your personal needs and situation, as well as diligently protect your rights at all costs.

At the Law Office of Scott G. Cerbin, Esq., PLLC, I have been representing individuals throughout New York City for more than a decade. I am a trial lawyer committed to fighting for the best outcome regardless of the complexity of the case.

You Have Options To Reduce Or Drop Your Charges

I work with individuals who have been charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute or trafficking as it pertains to the following drugs:

  • Marijuana
  • Crack cocaine
  • Heroin
  • Pharmaceutical drugs, such as OxyContin, oxycodone, Xanax, Ritalin, Percocet, Vicodin and more
  • MDMA or ecstasy
  • Methamphetamine, or Crystal meth

In many of these narcotics cases, I help my clients minimize the impacts of the charge by taking advantage of treatment. Judges will often rule in favor of less or no jail time if my clients agree to enroll in a drug treatment program. Additionally, these cases often involve Fourth Amendment search and seizure violations, which we can challenge via suppression hearings.

Start Discussing Your Drug Charges

I will creatively and professionally develop a plan that promotes a brighter future for you and your family. For legal services in Brooklyn Heights and throughout the five boroughs of New York, call me at 718-509-6514 or reach me via email. I offer free consultations.