NYC Club Drugs Lawyers
Going to a club or a party should be a fun event for those who attend. However, there is sometimes more than drinks and food served at these events. Sometimes, guests will sneak club drugs into parties, raves, bars, and clubs, putting them in drinks that other customers consume. They will also use the drugs in dark corners, in bathrooms, or in the parking lot to decrease the chances of getting caught. Young adults and teenagers are among those who use club drugs the most and are those who are charged more than other people who use these drugs. The drugs are not considered pharmaceutical quality and are known as club drugs because of the when and how they are used as well as how they make the user feel. Ketamine, GHB, and Rohypnol are among the most common club drugs that are used. Rohypnol is known as a date rape drug and is often slipped into the drinks of unsuspecting people, usually women so that another person can perform sexual acts with that person. Ketamine is usually known as Special K and is often used by snorting or injecting it into a muscle. The impacts on the body include a feeling of euphoria, similar to what you might experience before having surgery. Meth and LSD are other common club drugs that are used, mostly by younger adults. If you have been charged with using club drugs, it’s important to find an attorney who can represent you and who has your best interests in mind because there is a possibility of spending years in prison if you are convicted.
If you are charged with using a club drug, then you will be charged like you would if you had any other controlled substance. These charges involve selling, possessing the drug, keeping materials used for making or using the drug, or manufacturing the drug. If any kind of sexual act takes place while using the drugs, then you could be charged with a sex crime as well. A seventh-degree charge is the lesser of all the charges that you could receive. This would mean that you have a small amount of the drug in your possession and is also considered a misdemeanor. When you have more than just a small amount, then you are facing a felony charge that could result in more than a year in prison. The amounts for each drug vary, such as 500 milligrams of cocaine or 50 milligrams of PCP. The reason behind the various amounts is because of the impacts that each drug has on the body.
Charges could include selling a controlled substance if you are caught with a substantial amount. If someone sees you selling the drug at a club, party, school, or any other location where people are present, then you can be charged with selling. There are some club drugs that are used in conjunction with sex crimes, which would result in further charges.
A misdemeanor usually means up to a year in prison and fines up to $1,000. The highest felony charge could result in life in prison as well as fines up to $100,000. An attorney can discuss the options that you have while looking at your background to determine if there is a possibility to attend rehab or accept probation instead of going to prison for the entire sentence.