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Drug Possession

Accused of Drug Possession?

Contact a Brooklyn Drug Crime Lawyer Immediately

If you are facing drug possession charges, now is the time to obtain legal representation. You will be up against New York's daunting justice system, with the constant threat of severe penalties looming over you. When your freedom and reputation are on the line, it calls for immediate action and defense.

If you are ready to fight your charges and protect your future, be sure to call on the aggressive Brooklyn drug crime attorney from our firm. The Law Offices of Michael Mullen offers legal assistance from Attorney Michael Mullen, who is backed by years of extensive and successful legal experience. He is a former assistant district attorney who has achieved positive results for his clients time and time again.


Take a proactive step in your defense by contacting our firm today!


What Are the Penalties for Drug Possession?

Drug possession charges are classified under six levels, with the penalties increasing with severity depending on the type and amount of drug found in your possession.

You could be facing the following penalties:

  • Class A-I felony: punishable up to 15 to 25 years in prison and $100,000 in fines
    • This is for larger-scale trafficking (possession of over 8 oz) of the most dangerous drugs (Heroin, LSD, Cocaine, Meth)
  • Class A-II felony: punishable up to 3 to 8 years in prison and $50,000 in fines
    • This is for mid-level sales of the most dangerous drugs (possession of 4-7.9 oz cocaine or heroin, 2+ oz of Methamphetamine, or 1-9.9 lbs. of Marijuana)
  • Class B felony: punishable up to 25 years in prison and $30,000 in fines
    • Lower level sales (Possession of 0.5-3.9 oz cocaine or heroin)
  • Class C felony: punishable up to 15 years in prison and $15,000 in fines
    • mid-level possession (0.125-0.49 oz cocaine or heroin, 0.5-1.9 oz methamphetamine, or 10+ lbs. of Marijuana)
  • Class D felony: punishable up to 5 years in prison and $5,000 in fines
    • 500mg-0.124 oz cocaine or 8 oz-15.9 oz of Marijuana
  • Class A misdemeanor: punishable up to a year in prison and $1,000 in fines
    • 25g-1.9 oz of Marijuana

Is Marijuana Legal in New York? 

Medical Marijuana was legalized in 2014 since the Compassion Care Act was signed. Possessing marijuana of up to 2 ounces was decriminalized and made it a violation instead of a crime. It is still illegal to personally grow marijuana, smoking marijuana in public, or gifting marijuana. Mixtures that contain at least 2.5% THC, concentrates are both still illegal. Possessing cannabis concentrates up to 7 grams is a misdemeanor. Fines and prison times will increase with larger amounts. Certified patients can purchase medical cannabis from a dispensary, in order for a patient to purchase marijuana they must bring their registry ID-card and certifications.

Is Acid Legal in New York?

Acid is illegal in New York and if you’re arrested for the possession of acid or the sale of acid, you could be facing a misdemeanor or a felony. If you’re caught with the possession of acid, the charge of it can range from a class A misdemeanor to a class B felony. The sale of LSD/acid ranges from class D felony to class A-II felony, the punishments for the sale of it also ranges from 1-17 years in prison varying on the amount of LSD being sold.

Even in the face of such penalties, you should take confidence in knowing a legal advocate like Attorney Mullen is ready to help fight your charges. He can utilize a wide range of defenses in your case, from illegal search and seizure to lack of knowledge of the drugs. Regardless of the circumstances of your case, Attorney Mullen is ready to diligently protect your name and counter any evidence produced by the prosecution.


Do not hesitate to contact The Law Offices of Michael Mullen to speak with an experienced Brooklyn criminal defense attorney today.


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  • “I hired Mr. Mullen to defend me against false assault charges. After hiring Mr. Mullen, he was able to get all the charges dismissed!” - Thomas
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