Drug Trafficking And High-level Distribution Defense Lawyers Of New York, NY
The criminal defense attorneys of Siriano & Bernstein, P.C. aggressively defend the rights of those accused of drug trafficking and other serious narcotics offenses at both the state and federal levels. Attorney Anthony Siriano has been representing clients who have been accused of narcotics offenses since the term “War on Drugs” was coined in the late 1980s. He has the skill and legal knowledge that is necessary to defend clients against even the most substantial drug trafficking charges. Contact our office in the Bronx to begin planning your legal defense.
Federal and New York State Drug Trafficking Laws
The state of New York has multiple categories of drug offenses with penalties of varying degrees of severity. How a drug charge is classified in the state of New York depends on the quantity, purity, the circumstances surrounding the seizure, and the type of narcotic involved. For instance, charges for drugs like heroin and cocaine carry heavier penalties than like offenses involving marijuana. In NY, a person is considered a drug trafficker when he or she meets one of the following criteria:
- The defendant acts as a director of a controlled substance organization that grosses at least $75,000 in under twelve months.
- The defendant is caught selling drugs on at least one occasion and the drugs have a value of $75,000 or more.
- The defendant is caught in possession with intent to sell $75,000 or more worth of narcotics.
Unlike the state of New York’s trafficking law, the federal courts utilize quantity as the sole determining factor as to whether or not the defendant will be charged with drug trafficking.
Criminal defense attorney Anthony Siriano of the New York City law firm of Siriano & Bernstein, P.C. represents individuals who have been arrested for distributing or trafficking in:
- Cocaine and Crack Cocaine
- Prescription Drugs (Oxycontin, Oxycodone, Carisoprodol, Aprazolam, et cetera)
- Designer Drugs
- All other scheduled narcotics
Private Criminal Defense Lawyer in Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Bronx
If you’ve been arrested for trafficking at the state or federal level, you could be facing a lengthy prison sentence and exorbitant fines. Anthony Siriano of the criminal defense law firm of Siriano & Bernstein offers unparalleled legal to individuals who are accused of high-level drug crimes. To schedule an appointment at one of New York’s premier drug trafficking defense law firms, contact our office at 718-823-2600.
Located in New York City, Siriano & Bernstein proudly defends clients who are accused of crimes in Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, White Plains, Ossining, Yonkers, New Rochelle, Mt. Vernon, Scarsdale, Westchester, and throughout the state of New York.