Bronx Vicodin Possession Lawyers
Vicodin is a powerful prescription narcotic. It is illegal to possess unless you have a prescription. Unfortunately in recent years, an opiate epidemic has invaded New York and caused legislators to enact some of the toughest laws imaginable for possessing Vicodin without a prescription. While the class of crime will vary depending on the amount of the drug possessed, you’re always facing a potential felony in a drug possession case.
Consequences Of A Felony Possession Charge
Depending on the amount of the narcotic found on your person or in your immediate surrounding, and depending on whether you knowingly and willfully possessed the substance, you could be facing years in prison if you are convicted and don’t obtain some sort of deal from the court. While it’s possible for a defendant to ask the court for any number of things, the likelihood that the court is going to grant motions and outcomes just because you ask for them is almost nil. What you need is an attorney to represent you in court.
If you press forward with the case, you have a number of outcomes that will be preferable to jail and all of these outcomes are possible when an attorney presents a defense to possession on your behalf. Your attorney might find technical errors in your arrest that could even lead to the case being thrown out altogether. Even if your case isn’t dismissed, through careful plea bargaining, the attorney might be able to help you plead guilty to a lesser charge. If you do plead guilty during a plea bargain, it’s possible the court will give you probation. This means you are allowed to remain free and out of jail for the duration of your sentence IF you complete a probation program as ordered by the court.
The worst case scenario is prison time. If you don’t obtain an attorney, there’s a good chance that you will eventually do prison time for a charge like possession of Vicodin.
How A Lawyer Helps You
New York possession laws are complex and some of the toughest in the United States. This began long ago in 1973 when New York legislators made drug possession a much more serious crime with more serious penalties, and since then it’s pretty much a given that possessing a controlled substance is going to be a felony charge if it’s over a certain amount of that substance or in some circumstances if you even have the substance at all.
The opiate problem in the United States has been taken much more seriously in recent years and as a result people found to be in possession of Vicodin are going to face much steeper sentences in the future. However, the length of the sentence doesn’t have to be spent in prison. If you have a lawyer, they can negotiate with the court to help you get treatment for your addiction instead of jail time. Halfway houses have become a much more popular alternative to prisons in drug possession cases. The courts treat drug addiction, at first, as a medical problem and help offenders seek help. If offenders still don’t abide by the laws of the state, then prison time is also possible.
No amount of negotiating on your own behalf is going to do much good. Courts want to talk to lawyers, and if you’re going to beat a drug possession case or get a good outcome, you’re going to need a lawyer. Our drug possession attorneys in the Bronx are some of the best in the business. Make sure they’re on your side when you head into your arraignment.
May 17, 2018
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