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What Are the Penalties for Drug Trafficking in NY?

Trafficking involves much more than the simple possession of drugs; it includes the manufacture, transportation, sale, or distribution of illegal substances. The minimum jail sentence for drug trafficking in New York is 15 years and could result in as much as 25 years behind bars. A convicted drug trafficker also faces fines of up to $5,000 or double the amount the defendant gained from the crime.

Using marijuana as an example, here are the different scenarios that you could be charged with drug trafficking in New York:

  • You acted as the director of an organization that sells at least $75,000 worth of marijuana/year
  • You collected at least that amount of money from marijuana sales in six months or less
  • You possessed $75,000 worth of marijuana with the intent to sell in six months or less

You can face steep penalties for a drug trafficking conviction in New York. Though similar to simple possession or drug dealing, trafficking has a wider definition and is an automatic felony. You will need a strong Long Island legal defense behind you if you have been arrested for drug trafficking.

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Defending You Against Trafficking Charges

An experienced Long Island drug crimes attorney from The Law Offices of Scott Gross, P.C. can provide an aggressive and comprehensive defense if you have been accused of drug trafficking. Even if you are caught with illegal substances, you still have rights and law enforcement personnel are required to follow certain protocols in processing you.

A seasoned drug crime attorney can question each phase of the investigation, such as:

  • Where were the drugs found?
  • Why and on whose authority did the police conduct their search?
  • Did the defendant consent to the search?
  • Were there wire taps?
  • What statements did the defendant make, if any?

If any part of the police investigation violated your rights, you charges may be dropped and you would be set free. Your future is at stake, so do not hesitate to call our Long Island firm right away!

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