On behalf of Law Office Of Scott G. Cerbin, Esq., PLLC posted in drug trafficking on Friday, September 27, 2019.

New York residents who are accused of drug trafficking will have to take measures to keep themselves safe. Unfortunately, New York has stringent laws that apply to drug trafficking and they can make your life difficult if convicted.

FindLaw states that New York has some of the toughest drug laws in the country. Even first-time offenders who only purchase illicit substances can face huge fines and possibly even time in jail. Many first-time offenses are classified as felonies even if you were simply in possession of an illicit substance. Of course, drug distributors and sellers are subject to even harsher penalties if convicted.

Almost all crimes related to drug trafficking or manufacturing are classified as a felony. Felonies are treated harshly by state law. The minimum fine for a felony drug conviction is $5,000. For people convicted of first-degree sale of controlled substances or operating as a drug trafficker, you could be facing fines many times higher than that – up to $100,000.

Of course, time in prison can vary depending on the infraction. Even a first-time offender can face a sentence of up to an entire year. Others can face decades behind bars. Major drug traffickers can even get life sentences with a minimum of 15 years.

If you are currently facing drug trafficking charges, it is important to know just how life-ruining a conviction could be. Not only could it bankrupt you, but it can entirely strip away your freedoms. Consider contacting an attorney to learn more about how to defend yourself against these charges.

By : First Page Attorney | September 27, 2019 | Drug Trafficking


On behalf of Law Office Of Scott G. Cerbin, Esq., PLLC posted in vehicular assault or homicide on Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

In New York, there are different penalties for different levels of vehicular assault. Today, we at the Law Office of Scott G. Cerbin, ESQ., PLLC, will take a look at how vehicular assault is categorized in the state and how a conviction may impact a driver.

There are three categories of vehicular assault as defined by the New York Penal Code. This includes aggravated vehicular assault, as well as vehicular assault in the first and second degree. Despite the fact that vehicular assault in the second degree is the least severe of all of these charges, it is still classified as a felony in the state. As a Class E felony, a conviction carries a maximum prison sentence of up to 4 years.

The more severe an offense is, the heavier these penalties become. This could mean facing higher fines, longer jail sentences, and potentially permanent repercussions. For example, your license could be suspended or even revoked, and you may be barred from any job involving commercial driving in the future. If you hit and injured anyone, the severity of your penalty can also change depending on how badly they were harmed by your actions.

Because of how complex it can be to deal with vehicular assault cases, it can be vital to seek the aid of an experienced attorney. If you are currently facing vehicular assault charges of any kind, know that it can severely impact your life moving forward. Having an attorney who is well-versed in vehicular assault or DUI cases can be invaluable.

By : First Page Attorney | September 11, 2019 | Vehicular Assault Or Homicide

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