Drug Crimes

Home > How We Can Help > Drug Crimes

It is easy to imagine a scenario where you or someone you care for might have made an error in judgment and used, sold or transported illicit substances. An arrest may feel like a life-ending event, but you should not panic. Many drug arrests do not lead to trials and settlements can be secured, particularly if you are defended by experienced legal professionals who know the intricacies of New York’s drug laws.

drug crime lawyers of nyc

The partners of D’Emilia Law – Paul D’Emilia and Kendra Monte – are well-versed in the prosecution and defense of various types of drug crimes. They prosecuted countless drug crime cases during their years at the Kings County District Attorney’s office before founding their successful defense firm. They have encountered nearly every type of drug charge possible, which is why they are confident in their abilities to secure reduced charges, dismissals and favorable outcomes on behalf of clients.

Drug crimes are considered “controlled substances offenses” and are categorized in Article 220 of the New York Penal Code.

The firm defends against the following types of Drug Crimes:

  • Criminal possession (1st to 7th degree).
  • Criminal sale (1st to 5th degree).
  • Sale in or near school grounds or to a child.
  • Criminal use of drug paraphernalia.
  • Criminal sale of a prescription by a practitioner or pharmacist.
  • Unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine (1st to 3rd degree).
  • Operating as a major trafficker, and more.

What drugs were seized and whether they were being sold or used are key factors determine whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony. In 2018, there were 22,271 felony drug arrests in New York State, and police and prosecutors are looking to make examples of the accused in an effort to curb such high crime rates in every county.

D’Emilia Law’s experienced professionals are well-versed in identifying and defending against various crime accusations. Whether you were wrongly accused, have been charged multiple times or for the first time, D’Emilia Law can craft your defense and potentially have the charges reduced or dismissed.

Drug Trafficking Lawyers in NYC

As mentioned above, drug trafficking is a serious crime that can have international implications. The United Nations defines drug trafficking as “a global illicit trade involving the cultivation, manufacture, distribution and sale of substances which are subject to drug prohibition laws.” But many who are arrested for drug dealing offenses do not realize they might be part of a larger network, and should hire a drug trafficking lawyer in NYC to protect them from broader charges. Paul D’Emilia and Kendra Monte have crafted successful defenses as drug crime lawyers in NYC, securing favorable results for the accused. 

Drug Crimes Lawyers in NYC

Police and prosecutors aim to keep illegal drugs off the street and away from children. If convicted, the penalties for drug crimes can be severe and can include years in prison and thousands of dollars in fees.

New illegal drugs spring up regularly and drug reform laws are passed and change frequently as well. What was previously considered illegal may not be to the same extent today. If you are arrested and accused of drug crimes charges, you should contact legal professionals with deep experience handling such serious and life-changing matters.

Contact the team at D’Emilia Law for qualified and compassionate defense.

Practice Areas

Contact Us For A Free Consultation