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New York Drug Crimes Attorneys Provide You with Zealous Counsel

Defending residents of NYC since 1994

Many have speculated that the so-called War on Drugs is over, or at least coming to an end. But if you’ve been arrested for a drug crime, you may feel differently. New York poses strict penalties against anyone who violates the state’s drug laws. Additionally, if you are charged with a federal drug crime, you could lose your freedom for a very long time. Experienced and highly qualified, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Tacopina, Seigel & DeOreo proudly defend New Yorkers accused of drug crimes. Over the years, the firm’s reputable lawyers have helped countless clients avoid incarceration.

Federal drug crimes lawyers in NYC protect your rights

Under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), individuals who commit drug crimes may be prosecuted at the federal level. Federal drug crimes carry more severe punishments and penalties than state-level drug offenses. If you are arrested for any of the crimes below, retain a federal defense lawyer as soon as possible:

  • Drug conspiracy
  • Manufacturing
  • Trafficking
  • Drug crimes in protected locations

Pleading requirements for drug crimes

Federal drug crimes are generally violations of the CSA, also known as Title II of the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970. The CSA places various controlled substances into individual categories known as schedules. The most dangerous drugs generally fall into schedule I and the least dangerous drugs fall into schedule V. Violations of the CSA are prosecuted by federal prosecutors in federal court. Depending on the crime you have been charged with, the federal prosecutor is required to plead and prove any of a variety of individual elements.

New York state drug crimes run the gambit from low-level misdemeanors to serious class A-1 felonies. State drug crimes are tried by a state prosecutor in New York state court. In some instances, a defendant may be charged with violations of both state and federal drug crimes. It is especially important in these cases to retain NYC drug crime attorneys who can represent you at both levels and may even be able to convince either the state or federal prosecutor to allow the matter to proceed in only one jurisdiction.

Trusted counsel for NY drug crime charges

If you are charged with a drug crime in New York, do not delay in seeking experienced counsel. Let the Law Offices of Tacopina, Seigel & DeOreo help you build a solid defense. Call today at 212-227-8877 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with a highly qualified attorney at the firm.