Queens Drug Possession Defense Lawyer | Nassau County Distribution & Trafficking Attorney
Drug Offenses / Drug Crimes Defense
Nassau County • Queens • New York and Long Island
1-800-344-6431 or 516-561-6645
If you, your child or a family member has been arrested for a drug crime, it is important to get experienced legal counsel as soon as possible. Contact The Law Offices of Schlissel DeCorpo to protect your rights.
Based in Lynbrook, New York, our drug possession defense lawyers have represented hundreds of clients, including many juveniles, throughout Nassau County, Queens and the entire New York metropolitan area. Our attorneys offer aggressive representation and more than 90 years of combined experience.
Possession of Drugs
Sentencing for drug crimes in New York courts varies according to the type of drug, the amount, and whether it involves possession or sale. Punishment can be very severe, with lengthy prison sentences possible even for a first offense.
The Law Offices of Schlissel DeCorpo has handled every level of drug cases, from misdemeanor possession to felony charges of distribution or possession of large quantities with intent to sell. Regardless of the type of drug (marijuana, cocaine, crack, meth, heroin, ecstasy or prescription narcotics), we strive to beat or reduce the charges to have the least impact on the life of our clients and their families.
Felony drug charges may carry sentences of 5 to 15 years in prison, even for sale of a small amount. There is little opportunity in New York’s system to plead to lesser charges, so The Law Offices of Schlissel DeCorpo will help you fight the charges. We examine every aspect of the arrest, warrant, or search and seizure for grounds to dismiss the charges or mitigate the sentence.
People charged with simple possession may be able to enter Drug Treatment Programs as an alternative to criminal court, if they have no history of violent crime. A conviction results in lockdown treatment to help the user break their addiction, as well as 3 to 5 years of probation. In some cases, individuals who enter into treatment programs can have the charges reduced and avoid going to jail.
Drug Charges for Minors
Many of our clients are young people caught with drugs, sons and daughters who have never been arrested before. When a minor is charged with a drug crime, we meet with the family to discuss possible consequences and the potential for positive outcomes. Many times we can negotiate probation or alternative punishments for possession charges, and we keep parents informed about progress in the case.
Contact The Law Offices of Schlissel DeCorpo to arrange a consultation with an experienced criminal drug defense lawyer. We will explain your rights, and give you an honest assessment of the likely outcome for your circumstances.
Based in Lynbrook, New York, The Law Offices of Elliot S. Schlissel represents clients throughout Long Island and New York City, including Nassau County, Suffolk County and Queens, as well as Westchester County, Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island.