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Long Island NY Drug Trafficking and Drug Possession Lawyers
(State and Federal Crimes)

Charged With a Drug Trafficking / Possession / Narcotics Related Crime on Long Island? Use Some Common Sense.

Drug crimes can range from simple possession of an illegal substance to the manufacture, trafficking and smuggling of drugs. No matter what the charge, it always makes good sense to hire a narcotics lawyer, becuase you are playing with your freedom. Do the wrong thing and you can wind up doing jail time, and just think about those consequences  and their impact on your life.   


Types of Drug Related Crimes in Long Island:

Trafficking, Possession, Drug Crimes, Cocaine Arrest, Manufacturing, Selling, Smuggling, Federal Drug Crime Lawyer, Cultivating Marijuana Intent to Sell, Intent to Deliver, Intent to Distribute, Busted With Drugs, Drug Charges, Arrest, Arrested, Ticket, Ticketed, Punishment, Intent to Supply, Intent to Buy, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Caught Selling Drugs, Selling Illegal Drugs, Selling Illegal Prescription Drugs

About The Drugs Found In and Around Long Island:

Crack and Crack CocaineCrystal MethHeroinFentynal OxyContin  LSD  PCP  Mushrooms  Ketamine   Weed, Pot, Special K, Coke, Blow, Snow, Dope, Smack, Black Tar,China White, Roofies Date Rape Drug Meth, Crystal, Speed Ecstasy Mollies Prescription Drugs, Xanax, Medcaline, Angel Dust, MDMA, Barbs, Skippy ,Adderall, Methamphetamine, Xanax, Illegal Prescription Drugs


How to find a Long Island Narcotics / Trafficking / Possession Lawyer that can get the job done.

We believe before you hire anyone you look through our listings and select 2 or 3 lawyers and them interview them, just like if you were being interviewed for a job.  There are plenty of lawyers, so don't rush to take the first one.  

  1. Before you hire a lawyer, that deals with possession, manufacturing, trafficking or any other drug related offense you should check to see if they have ever been disciplined, had complaints against them, are in good standing with the Bar Association and the like. 
  2. You also need to be comfortable with the Drug Crime Lawyer. Is he attentive to your situation are you comfortable with him / her?
  3. Ask for references and talk to them. find out if they were comfortable with the lawyer and if he was responsive to there requests.
  4. Make sure the lawyer speaks in plain english and that you understand his all of his questions and answers.
  5. You may want to ask about payment, retainer and if you can pay your bill online.

How Come You Don't Rank Long Island Narcotics / Drug lawyers Like Many of the Other Directories?

The answer is simple, we don't trust them.  Just like that. Those systems can be easily gamed or hacked. What we mean by that is a lawyer can ask a few friends or relatives to write positive reviews. In most cases they are not validated and even if they were it's easy to lie.  So in the end that would give a false ranking and review, making a lawyer look better than they are. 

What you should be doing is interviewing several drug defense lawyers and then ask to talk to their references to can get a sense of if they are a good fit for your situation. There are plenty of good, highly skilled and qualified lawyers that can help you with your case. Do not settle with a lawyer unless your are completely comfortable with them and they have answered all of your questions to your complete satisfaction. 

The Classifications of Felony Charges on Long Island and NY

Most states categorize felonies into five classes or levels: Class A or Class 1 to Class E or Class 5. Some states don’t have subcategories and just have misdemeanor or felonies. In New York, there are six classes of felonies: Class A-I, Class A-ll, Class B, Class C, Class D and Class E.

The crime laws in New York are further complicated with two types of sentences – indeterminate and determinate. An indeterminate sentence is often for non-violent offenses and has a minimum and maximum number of years in prison. (For Class A felony convictions, there are only indeterminate sentences.) A determinate sentence is for violent crimes and drug-related crimes and imposes a set number of years in prison.

Below are the indeterminate sentences for felonies in New York.

  • Class A-I – 15 to 40 years in prison, or up to life in prison
  • Class A-II – 3 to 8 years in prison, or up to life in prison
  • Class B – 1 year to one-third of maximum sentence which is up to 25 years
  • Class C – 1 to 15 years in prison
  • Class D – 1 to 7 years in prison
  • Class E – 1 to 4 years in prison


Back to NY Drug Offenses 2019

A person is guilty of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree when he or she knowingly and unlawfully possesses a controlled substance; provided, however, that it shall not be a violation of this section when a person possesses a residual amount of a controlled substance and that residual amount is in or on a hypodermic syringe or hypodermic needle obtained and possessed pursuant to section thirty-three hundred eighty-one of the public health law, which includes the state’s syringe exchange and pharmacy and medical provider-based expanded syringe access programs; nor shall it be a violation of this section when a person’s unlawful possession of a controlled substance is discovered as a result of seeking immediate health care as defined in paragraph (b) of subdivision three of section 220.78 of the penal law, for either another person or him or herself because such person is experiencing a drug or alcohol overdose or other life threatening medical emergency as defined in paragraph (a) of subdivision three of section 220.78 of the penal law.

Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance In The Seventh Degree is a Class A Misdemeanor on Long Island, NY


Long Island Drug Crime News

Long Island Drug Ring Leader Sentenced For Distributing Cocaine, Fentanyl After Massive Bust

Long Island Law Enforcement Officials Seize Enough Fentanyl to Kill 150,000 People in Hempstead Drug Bust: DA

15 indicted in alleged drug operation that spanned Long Island and NYC



* 2020 Change In Long Island and NYS Cash Bail Law. Click to view

* Drug Possession Felony. Click to view

* NY'S Discovery Law 2020. Click to view


Demo Lawyer
Drug Crime Lawyer
65 Broadway
Suite 1892075
New York, NY 10006
(Serving Long Island)

Accept Federal Cases: No
Free Consultation: Yes
Accept Credit Cards: Yes

Drug Crime Practice Area Summary
Have you been arrested for a drug crime? Due to the serious nature of this offense, it is imperative that you retain the representation of an experienced Long Island drug crime defense lawyer immediately. Without professional and skilled legal representation, you could be facing some of the harshest penalties under the law.

If convicted, the immediate penalties and lifelong consequences that you may face will be life altering.
Law Offices Of Michael Dreishpoon
Michael Dreishpoon
Long Island Drug Crime Lawyer
118-35 Queens Blvd
Suite 1500
Forest Hills, NY 11375
(Serving Long Island)

Austin Law Associates, P.C.
Stuart Austin
Long Island Drug Crime Lawyer
249 Elm Place
Suite 200
Mineola, NY 11501
(Serving Long Island)

Law Offices of Michael J. Alber, P.C.
Michael J. Alber
Long Island Drug Crime Lawyer
5036 Jericho Turnpike
Suite 305
Commack, NY 11725
(Serving Long Island)
(631) 462-6900

Shally and Murray
James Shalley
Long Island Drug Crime Lawyer
8002 Kew Gardens Rd Suite 702
Queens, NY 11415
(Serving Long Island)

Spodek Law Group P.C.
Todd Spodek
Long Island Drug Crime Lawyer
85 Broad Street
30th Floor
New York, NY 10005
(Serving Long Island)

Law Office of Glenn Kurtzrock
Glenn Kurtzrock
Long Island Drug Crime Lawyer
150 Motor Pkwy Suite 401
Hauppauge, NY 11788
(Serving Long Island)

Law Office Of Joel R. Salinger, P.C..
Joel R. Salinger,
Long Island Drug Crime Lawyer
354 Veterans Memorial Hwy
Ste 2
Commack, NY 11725
(Serving Long Island)

Law Office of Stephanie Selloni
Stephanie Selloni
Long Island Drug Crime Lawyer
1225 Franklin Ave
Suite 325
Garden City, NY 11530
(Serving Long Island)

Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, P.C.
Steve Zelenitz
Long Island Drug Crime Lawyer
138-44 Queens Blvd
Briarwood, NY 11435
(Serving Long Island)

Reynolds, Caronia, Gianelli & La Pinta, P.C.
James T. Reynolds
Long Island Drug Crime Lawyer
200 Vanderbilt Motor Parkway
Suite C-17
Hauppauge,, NY 11788
(Serving Long Island)