DRUG CRIMES

Drug Crimes

Drug Crime Lawyers serving Westchester, NY


Whether you’ve been pulled over and the police have found drugs in your vehicle or you were caught selling drugs, having someone to fight for you is important. At the Law Office of Michael D. Litman, PLLC, our drug crime lawyers will provide you with the legal advice and guidance you are looking for after being charged with drug crimes. 

As drug crime lawyers, the Law Office of Michael D. Litman, PLLC will help defend your rights and will work on a strong fight to reduce potential consequences that may be a result. We will work hard to defend your name and try to keep charges off your record. 

Crimes may include possessing, manufacturing, using, and/or distributing or selling any illegal substance including:

• Marijuana • Heroin • Methamphetamine • Cocaine • Prescription Drugs • Other Illegal Substances •

Rely on our drug crime attorney.

At the Law Office of Michael D. Litman, we feel that those charged with the sale or possession of drugs would benefit more from drug treatment programs than they would from jail time or probation. Revisions to New York State’s drug laws helped establish drug treatment courts which allow those accused of drug crimes to enter into closely monitored treatment instead of being sent to prison. In fact, we see many cases where drug charges can be dismissed once treatment is completed.

Call the Law Office of Michael D. Litman if you’ve been accused of a drug crime. Our drug crime attorneys can help make sure you get the treatment you need instead of a jail sentence or probation. For a favorable result, contact our team. 

Drug Crimes Specifics:

When a person is charged with possession or sale of drugs, the level of offense they are charged with depends on the amount of the drug, and the type of drug. The general provisions of the most commonly charged drug crimes are:
  • 220.03 – Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree (A misdemeanor) – CPCS 7th is the lowest level of drug offense, aside from marijuana possession. This is charged when an individual knowingly and unlawfully possesses a small quantity of a controlled substance. 
  • 220.06 – Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree (D felony) – CPCS 5th can be charged based upon the knowing and unlawful possession and intent to sell (implied by the amount and way it is packaged) a controlled substance, or by the possession of a certain type and weight of a controlled substance.  
  • 220.09 - Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fourth degree (C felony) – CPCS 4th can be charged based upon the knowing and unlawful possession of a certain type and weight of a controlled substance. 
  • 220.16 – Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree (B felony) – CPCS 3rd can be charged based upon the knowing and unlawful possession of a narcotic drug (opiate related drug other than methadone) with the intent to sell it, or by the possession of a certain type and weight of a controlled substance. 
  • 220.18 – Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the second degree (A-II felony) – CPCS 2nd can be charged based upon the knowing and unlawful possession of a certain type and weight of a controlled substance. 
  • 220.21 – Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the first degree (A-I felony) – CPCS 1st can be charged based upon the knowing and unlawful possession of a certain type and weight of a controlled substance. 
  • 220.31 – Criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree (D felony) – CSCS 5th can be charged when a person knowingly and unlawfully sells a controlled substance. 
  • 220.34 – Criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fourth degree (C felony) – CSCS 4th can be charged when a person knowingly and unlawfully sells a narcotic preparation, sells a certain type and weight of a controlled substance, or sells a controlled substance in proximity to a school or daycare facility. 
  • 220.39 – Criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree (B felony) – CSCS 3rd can be charged when a person knowingly and unlawfully sells a narcotic drug, sells a certain type and weight of a controlled substance, or sells a narcotic preparation to a person less than twenty-one years old. 
  • 220.41 – Criminal sale of a controlled substance in the second degree (A-II felony) – CSCS 2nd can be charged when a person knowingly and unlawfully sells sells a certain type and weight of a controlled substance. 
  • 220.43 – Criminal sale of a controlled substance in the first degree (A-I felony) – CSCS 1st can be charged when a person knowingly and unlawfully sells a certain type and weight of a controlled substance.
  • 220.44 – Criminal sale of a controlled substance in or near school grounds (B felony) – CSCS near school grounds is committed when a person knowingly and unlawfully sells a certain type of controlled substance on school grounds, on a school bus, or on the grounds of a child day care or educational facility.
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