Possession Charges

The charges you face have the power to put you away for a long time. Conviction on a drug possession charge can alter the course of your life, earning you a permanent criminal record, jail time, job loss, reduced employment opportunities and, if you are convicted of a felony, reduced rights.

Possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver or possession of drug paraphernalia may result in a felony and multiple years in prison, even on small amounts. Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree is the only possession charge that is a misdemeanor, but even conviction on a misdemeanor could result in up to one year in jail.

At Getz & Braverman, P.C., we aggressively defend our clients throughout New York City. Our Bronx-based attorneys defend drug possession charges brought against clients from all walks of life, from suspected street dealers to affluent individuals. Our law firm has been defending people accused of drug possession in New York for over 45 years.

Our attorneys are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and we make visits to clients held in custody as necessary. We are responsive and attentive to your legal needs throughout the process, handling all legal aspects of your case.

What Options Do You Have?

Whether you have been accused of possessing prescription drugs, narcotics, methamphetamine, marijuana, drug precursors or drug paraphernalia, our lawyers can help you reduce and possibly beat the charges.

For many first-time offenders, we might be able to get your charges reduced and plead to a disorderly conduct charge, which does not give you a criminal record. However, even a disorderly conduct conviction can have a negative impact on your future when employers or immigration officials discover it through a background check.

It is advisable to fight the charges in pursuit of dismissal, but each case we handle is unique. If your case is dismissed or if we can obtain an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal (ACD), the case against you will be sealed, and it will be dismissed. However, in the case of an ACD ruling, the case will not be officially dismissed until six months after adjournment.

It is important that you understand your full legal options and the consequences of your choices. Consult an experienced criminal defense attorney about the best path available to you, considering your unique circumstances.

Eventually, the prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that:

  • The substance was a controlled substance.
  • You possessed the substance.
  • You possessed the substance knowingly.
  • The possession was unlawful.

We will fight for you, protect your rights and best interests, and work to protect your reputation.

Speak With An Attorney At Getz & Braverman, P.C.

Please call 718-618-5567 or toll free 877-419-3070, or email us to schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney.

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