Law Office Of Scott G. Cerbin, Esq., PLLC
Free Consultation | Available 24/7 718-509-6514
On Your Side Through The Toughest Times
Menu Contact

The life altering consequences of a drug trafficking conviction

If you are charged with selling, transporting or importing controlled substances in New York you can face severe financial penalties, a ruined reputation and imprisonment. A conviction may stay on your permanent record. At the Law Office Of Scott G. Cerbin, Esq., PLCC, our team has experience representing clients charged with drug crimes including possession and trafficking.

A felony drug charge can irrevocably change your life. You may lose your driver’s license and be disqualified for many types of jobs. According to FindLaw, the punishment for violating the drug trafficking and distribution laws varies, depending on the following:

  • Type of drugs involved
  • Quantity of drugs found
  • Geographic area of distribution
  • Whether children were targeted

If law enforcement officials believe you intend to sell the drugs they find, they could charge you with drug trafficking and distribution. This is a more serious crime that carries higher fines and a longer jail sentence than a possession charge. The laws address controlled substances, not just illegal drugs such as cocaine, methamphetamines and heroin. Consequently, you may face drug distribution and trafficking charges for illegal possession of prescription drugs including pharmaceutical opiates and hydrocodone products such as sleeping pills and painkillers.

Distribution and use of controlled substances are governed by law and classified by different schedules. Statutes at both the federal and state levels address various components of drug crimes, including the minimum and maximum fines and jail terms. Depending on the classification of the drugs, you may get a longer prison sentence than a violent criminal. This makes court trials complex, expensive and often lengthy proceedings. Visit our webpage for more information on this topic.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Let’s Talk About Your Options

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

email us for a response

Law Office Of Scott G. Cerbin, Esq., PLLC
16 Court Street
Suite 2901
Brooklyn, NY 11241

Phone: 718-509-6514
Fax: 718-228-4612
Brooklyn Law Office Map

Law office of Scott G. Cerbin ESQ., PLLC