Charged with Drug Possession? What Are the Consequences?

drug possessionDrug possession crimes can be serious and have significant consequences. The specific consequences that may be imposed depend upon the type of drug possessed, the amount, and whether you have any prior convictions. Because there is the potential for significant penalties, you should contact the New York NY criminal defense lawyers from Romano & Kuan if you are charged.

What are the consequences if convicted of drug possession? 

In general, a conviction for drug possession could result in the imposition of fines, costs and jail time. You could be placed on probation and subjected to drug testing and court mandated treatment. There could also be community service requirements.

A drug possession case could be charged as a misdemeanor or felony, depending upon the type of drug possessed and other circumstances. A felony conviction could result in prison time and loss of certain civil rights.

A conviction for drug possession could also have other less apparent consequences, such as limiting your employment opportunities and causing public embarrassment. For all of these reasons, it is important that you take the case seriously and explore your options.

Why should you work with an attorney? 

If you are facing drug possession charges, you should seek out legal representation from a lawyer. An attorney can help you understand your rights and what to expect with the case. An attorney will be able to identify potential defenses and issues with the case, which could result in dismissal or reduction of the charges.

An attorney will strive to achieve the best outcome that is realistic under the circumstances. They will attempt to negotiate with the prosecution for a plea agreement that is just.

If you are facing drug possession charges, then contact Romano & Kuan to speak with one of our experienced New York NY criminal defense lawyers. We look forward to helping you with your case.