Buffalo Drug Crime Lawyer
An Advocate Who Stands by You
Though anyone accused of a crime is “innocent until proven guilty,” prosecutors can be so aggressive that the opposite often feels true. Many people accused of drug-related crimes are labeled as criminals and feel the negative stigma even before they have had a fair trial.
At James Quinn Auricchio, Esq., we know that every accused individual is a person with inherent dignity. When we represent a client, we treat them how we hope we would be treated in the same circumstances.
Defending against All Drug Crimes in New York
Drug crimes in New York are classified by severity. Felonies are rated from Class A, the most severe, to class E, the least severe. Misdemeanors, which are less serious than felonies, are rated the same way.
Some of the many drug crimes we defend against include:
- Sale of controlled substances
- Drug possession
- Drug trafficking
- Marijuana charges
- Narcotics charges
The circumstances of the alleged incident will impact the precise charges you face. You should not be charged with a drug crime if you were seeking help for an addiction or overdose, or helping someone else seek treatment.
How Long Do You Go to Jail for Possession?
In New York, the length of jail time that you can receive for drug possession largely depends on the amount and type of the controlled dangerous substance (CDS) found in possession. Depending on the CDS “schedule” and the corresponding charge, you could face the following jail sentences:
- Class A-I felony: 15 to 25 years in prison
- Class A-II felony: 3 to eight years and four months in prison
- Class B felony: up to 25 years in prison
- Class C felony: up to 15 years in prison
- Class D felony: up to seven years in prison
- Class A misdemeanor: up to one year in jail
Trust Our Caring Buffalo Drug Crimes Attorney
We know that the results of your trial may mean the difference between jail time or fines and a chance at freedom and recovery. Whenever possible, we want our clients to have that second chance.
We fight for what’s best for our clients, without judgment or assumptions. If you need caring legal representation, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Get the help you need by choosing James Quinn Auricchio, Esq.
The best lawyers are not the most expensive ones. They’re not the cheap ones either. If you judge the best lawyers by the results they achieve for their clients, the best lawyers are the ones that have experience, that know how to effectively communicate with their client, and work hard to achieve the best possible out come for their client.
Experience allows a good attorney to obtain the best possible result in less time. That means they don’t have to charge their clients a ton of money. That doesn’t mean you want the cheapest lawyer either though.
Be careful, some lawyers will charge substantially less than others. They work off of volume. But if your case presents unique challenges, they’ll be way too busy to notice issues that could make the difference in your case.
Plan on sitting down with three lawyers when you’re choosing. After ten minutes, most experienced lawyers will be able to give you a pretty educated estimate as to the costs and give you a quote.
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