Charges for controlled substances vary from misdemeanor to felony depending on the weight of the substance. However, being convicted of either is a serious offense. Penalties for drug offenses can be rather severe even if for first time offenders who sold or possessed small amounts of drugs. Having an experienced lawyer with a successful track record of defending against drug charges is essential.
Convictions for controlled substances can have substantial consequences beyond jail. For example, New York State requires the revocation of your drivers license for anyone convicted of a drug offense. Other consequences can include:
- Forfeiture of money and assets
- Possible deportation for legal and illegal immigrants
- Drug addiction treatment programs
If you have been charged with any drug related offense you need an experienced attorney to passionately fight for your rights. Danielle M. Papa has a reputation for successfully defending clients charged with the possession and/or sale of drugs including marijuana, cocaine, heroine, illegal prescription drugs and many others.
When you have been arrested for a sale and/or possession of a controlled substance, trust Danielle M. Papa to be your defense lawyer. As a former Nassau County District Attorney Ms. Papa has the experience and knowledge to protect your rights and fight to get you the best possible results. Ms. Papa is available 24/7 at 516-238-6601 for immediate legal counsel.