BUFFALO, NY DRUG SALE and TRAFFICKING – ATTORNEY ANDREW S. TRAVIS
DRUG POSSESSION WITH THE INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE
Drug-related crimes are extremely serious, but some can result in harsher penalties than others. For example, if you have been arrested for being in possession of a large amount of drugs along with paraphernalia, you could face more penalties if the prosecution can prove that you actually intended to sell the controlled substance. According to New York Penal Code §220.16, possession with intent to distribute (PWID) can be charged as criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree.
PWID PENALTIES – NY
|Type||Maximum Charge||Maximum Penalty|
|Possession With Intent to Distribute||Felony Class B||1 to 9 years prison|
If a person is found in possession of a large amount of drugs, the crime can be charged as drug trafficking. The prosecution will try to prove that due to the high volume, the drugs were meant for distribution, selling or transporting. The difference between a trafficking and possession charge lies in the large quantities of drugs involved. For example, in order to be charged with marijuana trafficking, there must be at least 1,000 kilograms of marijuana.
DRUG TRAFFICKING PENALTIES – NY
Trafficking of any controlled-substance is harshly punished by the federal government.
|Drug Trafficking of Schedule I or II drugs||Valued over $75,000||Cocaine, crack, LSD, methamphetamine, PCP||10 years prison, Fines into $millions|
|Drug Trafficking of Schedule III, IV, V drugs||Valued over $75,000||Anabolic steroids||5 years prison, Fine $500,000|
If you have been accused of possession with intent to distribute or with drug trafficking, it is highly recommended that you get in touch with a qualified attorney immediately. Realistically, if you are convicted as a felon, you could be facing up to a decade in prison. Take aggressive steps now to protect yourself and your constitutional rights. With the help of Attorney Andrew S. Travis, you can be certain that you will receive the best possible outcome in your case. Trust Travis