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Drug Crimes

Our Buffalo Drug Crime Defense Lawyers Stand 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.

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Defending Against All Drug Accusations

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 James Auricchio defends 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 Drug 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: Three 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

When you work with James, you will find a lawyer who knows the severity of the charges you’re facing and knows how to defend your rights. Avoid going to prison at all costs if you can. He can help you.

Get The Legal Help You Need Today

The results of your trial may mean the difference between jail time and fines or a chance at freedom and recovery. James believes in second chances.

Attorney James Auricchio fights for what’s best for his clients, without judgment or assumptions. If you need a caring legal representation, don’t hesitate to reach out by calling [nap_phone id=”LOCAL-CT-NUMBER-2″] or sending us an email today. Get the help you need by choosing [nap_names id=”FIRM-NAME-1″]