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Drug Charges in New York

If you are charged with Possession or the sale of an illegal drug or a controlled substance, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to ensure that your case reaches the best resolution for your circumstances. At The Law Offices of Rubinstein, Zeh and Associates we bring the experience and dedication in handling tough drug possession cases or tough cases involving the sale of drugs, while advocating for our clients when they are in difficult situations. Possession or the sale of illegal drugs or a controlled substance is a crime that is aggressively prosecuted and can carry a tough sentence. It is imperative that you secure an attorney who will work hard to advocate for you and investigate your case.

The attorneys at The Law Offices of Rubinstein, Zeh and Associates are committed to forming a vigorous defense on behalf of individuals who stand accused of such crimes as Possession or the sale of drugs. Our attorneys have in-depth knowledge of your rights, and the potential penalties that may arise and the possible weaknesses in the charges against you; such as improper or an illegal search and seizure.

At the Law Offices of Rubinstein, Zeh and Associates, we understand that no two cases are alike. The lawyers at The Law Offices of Rubinstein, Zeh and Associates, have many years of experience handling criminal defense cases. The attorneys at the law offices of Rubinstein, Zeh and Associates can help you navigate through the criminal defense process, and make it easily manageable in your time of need. Our attorneys are not only trained in handling simple possession or the sale of illegal drugs or controlled substances, we take care of complex drug related criminal defense litigation in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens County, Bronx, Westchester, Richmond County, Manhattan and Brooklyn Kings County New York.


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Whether you are facing charges in Federal or New York State Court, a case involving even a small amount of illegal drugs can carry life changing penalties.  There are endless possible outcomes for every single drug case, and that is why you need an experienced attorney to minimize the long-term consequences of your case


New York State is tough on Drug Crimes


New York State has a history of the toughest drug laws in the United States.  Recent revisions to the New York Penal Law have lowered mandatory minimums and allowed sentencing judges greater discretion.  In many cases drug treatment programs, probation or conditional sentences are options.  You need an experienced lawyer’s advice to guide you to the best possible outcome.

New York State Drug Laws

For years, New York drug laws were the strictest in the entire country.  Recent revisions have allowed for some individuals to avoid lengthy prison sentences and criminal records by entering into treatment programs.  These programs, however, are not automatic, and you need an attorney who knows how to work with the court and prosecutor for the best possible outcome.  More information relevant to your particular case is available below.


We strive to protect our clients by creating effective strategic defenses for clients charged with the sale or possession of Drugs:


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If you, or a loved one, have been charged with Possession or the sale of a controlled substance or illegal drugs in the state of New York, do yourself a favor and call our experienced criminal defense lawyers for a free consultation at 1-800-960-1529.


We will use our experience, knowledge, aggressiveness and tenaciousness to get you the best possible results. Our lawyers offer reasonable rates, payment plans, and accept all major credit cards.


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Often times a New York drug arrest for drug possession or sale can be compounded with additional charges, including:

  • Proximity to a School Zone
  • Paraphernalia
  • Participation in a Larger Conspiracy
  • Weapons charges
  • Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI)

These additional charges can turn a simple possession charge into a criminal case resulting in several years of prison.


Federal Drug Laws

Facing any federal charge can feel overwhelming, but federal drug laws present an additional set of challenges. Federal charges carry heavy penalties for even first offenses, and repeat offenders can quickly face life in prison.  Often times an individual charged with a federal drug crime is alleged to be part of a larger conspiracy which drastically increases individuals’ potential sentence. Keep reading for more information relevant to your particular case.

Drug laws are extremely complex.  Penalties are generally based upon the type and quantify of the substance involved.  Clients need to understand that when it comes to drug crimes the deck is strongly stacked against them.

Prosecutors use conspiracy laws to expand and broaden the scope of a client’s exposure for the purpose of getting the client to simply give up and plead guilty.  We will never let that happen.  Rather, we will aggressively defend your rights, investigate your case, and make sure that every possible avenue is explored to help you beat or lessen the impact of the charges.


Federal Drug Crimes

Federal drug charges often carry severe mandatory sentences with few ways out.  When facing a federal drug sentence your options are usually limited and are forced to make a quick decision that will have a dramatic impact on the rest of your life.  It is necessary to have a lawyer with years of experience handling federal drug cases to give you the best possible advice.

There are a number of factors that can drastically increase your sentence, including:

  • If a firearm was used in connection with dealing drugs
  • If you have been previously convicted of a felony
  • If you dealt or manufactured near a school
  • If death or injury resulted from the drug usage
  • If you distributed drugs to a person under 21
  • If you used a person under 18 to assist you in dealing drugs


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Get the Help You Need from an experienced criminal Defense Lawyer in New York

The Law Offices of Rubinstein, Zeh and Associates offer professional assistance to help anyone charged with a felony to fight back. We understand that felony conviction threatens your life, your freedom and your future. To schedule a free 30-minute consultation with one of our attorneys, contact us by phone at 1-800-960-1529.


We like to start every case the same way: by listening to all the facts. We sit down with you (and your witnesses) to hear exactly what happened. The police and the accusers are going to have their story. We’ll be presenting yours. So we want to start by hearing and understanding your side of it.

Call us at 1-(800) 960-1529 or email us to schedule a consultation to see if we’re the right New York criminal defense lawyers for you.

We are dedicated to your success — so contact us today. Speak with one of our knowledgeable Long Island criminal defense litigation attorneys today from wherever you are in New York in Nassau and Suffolk, Brooklyn, Kings and Queens Counties, on Long Island and all New York City boroughs including Bronx, Westchester, Richmond County, and Manhattan.


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