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Drug Charges Archives

Exploring the criminal possession of marijuana in New York


New York's drug laws are particularly complex, especially when one is not familiar with them. Take, for example, crimes involving marijuana. The penalties for possessing marijuana vary based on the specific circumstances of the charges. Let's take a look at the statutes regarding possession of marijuana in the state of New York, and examine the penalties included therein.

What items may be considered drug paraphernalia in New York?


There are many types of crimes that are associated with drugs in New York. One type of drug crime a person in New York may be accused of committing is the possession of drug paraphernalia. It is important to understand what types of items may be considered drug paraphernalia, so one can fight such charges in court if need be.

26 individuals accused of drug offenses in Rockland County


Drug trafficking can potentially involve many people, from the traffickers to the buyers. New City, New York, residents may be especially interested in the following story about a reported drug trafficking bust that allegedly took place in Rockland County.

What are the schedules of controlled substances in New York?


When it comes to drug charges, police need to determine what schedule of controlled substances they allegedly uncovered. This will dictate the type of charge and penalty the accused will face. According to New York Public Health Law section 3306, there are several schedules of controlled substances. Schedule I controlled substances include certain types of opiates, opium derivatives, hallucinogenic substances, depressants and stimulants. For the purposes of this law, all substances following under one of these categories by whatever name they may be called will be considered schedule I controlled substances.

Those accused of drug offenses deserve a strong defense


Being charged with a drug crime in New York should not be taken lightly. Whether the charges are for mere possession of a small quantity of drugs or for more serious crimes such as drug manufacturing and trafficking, a conviction for a drug crime can have lifelong consequences in the form of a permanent criminal record.

Three New City men accused of drug offenses


Drug crimes in New City, New York, are taken seriously. They can range from misdemeanors to felonies, depending on the type of drug activity suspected, as well as the alleged drugs confiscated. Therefore, it is important for those accused of drug offenses to fight the charges against them.

Two men accused of selling drugs from New York hotel room


Drug crimes can range from possession to trafficking to manufacturing. Each type of offense comes with its own set of consequences, often depending on the type of controlled substance at issue. That being said, it is important that people accused of such crimes understand the charges they face and how they can defend themselves against such accusations.

New York physician accused of illegally prescribing painkillers


When doctors in New York take the Hippocratic Oath, they swear to protect and serve patients honestly and without harm. However, one physician has found himself being accused of breaking that oath by allegedly prescribing addictive pain medication to those who did not need it.

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