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Brooklyn Drug Crime Lawyers

Pursuing Your Best Interests in New York City and Long ISland

Drug arrests and charges are among the most prevalent of all criminal cases in Brooklyn and the five boroughs. The state of New York as well as the federal government spend millions to discover and prosecute individuals suspected of all types of drug crimes, from simple possession to interstate drug trafficking. Convictions of these crimes can lead to serious consequences, from jail or prison time to large fines, long probations, and a permanent black mark on your record. Even minor drug charges can lead to long-lasting repercussions that make it difficult to find employment, housing, or be eligible for educational programs. 

Being charged with a drug crime calls for the services of an experienced criminal defense lawyer who knows how to defend your rights and pursue your best interests in court. At Townsend, Mottola & Uris Law, we can investigate your case in search of evidence that can work in your favor, such as that found through illegal search and seizure. Our team of skilled trial lawyers can also present strong arguments for having charges reduced, allowing for applicable diversion programs, having your case dismissed, or seeking an acquittal. As former prosecutors, we know how the opposing counsel works and can create legal strategies designed to attack their case.

Work with a Brooklyn drug crime attorney at Townsend, Mottola & Uris Law by contacting us at (718) 550-3318 or using our online consultation request form. Your initial case evaluation is free.


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  • “This man is a very hard working dedicated attorney that truly cares about his client's well being, and will fight for the rights and freedom of his clients by representing them in their best interest.” - Joel B.
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Put Townsend, Mottola & Uris Law On Your Case

Aside from potential criminal penalties, going forward with a drug conviction on your record can be a serious disadvantage. Our firm is here to help you fight back against drug charges at any level. Our team has decades of combined experience handling criminal cases from both sides of the law as prosecutors and defenders. If you or someone you know is under investigation or has been arrested for a drug offense, the sooner you contact us, the sooner we can protect your legal rights and work aggressively on your behalf. 

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Direct Access to Attorneys From Start to Finish
  • Former Prosecutors Who Know Both Sides of the Law
  • Available 24/7 & Provide Free Initial Consultations
  • More Than 30 Years of Combined Experience

Drug Crimes in New York


Drug crimes in New York include both those involving controlled substances as well as marijuana offenses. Controlled substances include such drugs as cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, methamphetamine, and other street drugs as well as prescription drugs obtained illegally. Marijuana has its own set of offenses that are mostly related to its possession or sales. 

Drug crimes can also be charged and prosecuted at the federal level. These crimes mostly involve large-scale drug operations such as manufacturing and interstate drug trafficking. Crimes of this nature are often investigated by such aggressive and thorough agencies as the FBI and the DEA. 

Drug crimes can include:

  • Possession
  • Sales or distribution
  • Manufacture
  • Trafficking
  • Conspiracy
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

Depending on the circumstances, drug crime convictions carry penalties of up to 90 days in jail to life imprisonment and fines of up to $100,000 for the most serious offenses. Drug crime convictions at the federal level are generally subject to mandatory minimums based on federal sentencing guidelines.

The factors that will affect how you are charged and the penalties you will face include whether you are a repeat offender, what type of drugs were involved, the quantity involved, whether guns were part of the crime, and whether the alleged crime occurred near a school zone. 

Marijuana Offenses in New York

Possession of less than three ounces of marijuana carries no penalties in the state. However, more than three ounces may lead to a misdemeanor or felony charge, depending on the amount. Sales and trafficking of marijuana can also be charged as misdemeanors or felonies. 

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