Rochester, NY Drug Trafficking Charges
Defense from an Experienced Rochester Defense Lawyer
Drug trafficking is the selling of drugs, or, as New York criminal code describes it, the "criminal sale of controlled substance" (Article 220). Trafficking charges are looked upon more harshly than drug possession offenses. Those convicted of this drug crime face significant prison time and fines.
If you have been accused of drug trafficking, then the time to seek proper defense counsel is now. My clients can rest assured that they have a knowledgeable Rochester criminal defense attorney on their side. For 20 years, I have been bringing my unparalleled experience as a former prosecutor to the protection of my client's rights and have time and time again ensured the that best possible outcome is placed within their reach.
Take a proactive stance on your defense today. Contact me at Christopher K. Rodeman Attorney at Law.
Is Drug Trafficking a Felony in New York?
Yes, drug trafficking is considered a felony offense in the state of New York. Depending on the specific type and amount of drugs that were involved, a drug trafficking conviction may result in severe penalties that can include substantial fines and lengthy jail sentences. It is important to keep in mind that drug trafficking is a very serious criminal offense in the state of New York that can have lifelong repercussions, so contacting our drug trafficking attorney in Rochester as soon as possible is essential to ensure your rights are protected.
Drug Trafficking & Aggravating Factors
New York criminal statutes categorize drug trafficking charges into five different degrees, with first degree being the most serious. These charges are decided by a number of factors, including the type of substance being sold, the quantity, and if the sold substances are being used for drug manufacturing.
There are also some aggravating factors that may apply:
- If the drugs were sold in or around school grounds (Section 220.44)
- If the drugs were sold to a child (Section 220.48)
- If the drugs sold were a prescription drug (Section 220.65)
Depending on the circumstances and the evidence held against you, your penalties can vary. To find out more about what specific penalties you could be facing, I encourage you contact my offices. I am ready to hear your story, assess your options, and, if necessary, start mounting a sound, aggressive defense strategy in your favor.
Make sure you have all the information before making decisions about your case. Call my firm today at (585) 928-4193 for a case evaluation.