I got possession of a controlled substance on federal grounds in New York. Need help!

Asked almost 2 years ago - Brooklyn, NY

what is the punishment? what do I do? do I need a lawyer in court ?

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  1. Howard A. Schwartz

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    Answered . If you have been charge with a misdemeanor than the maximum penalty would be a year in jail although that would usually be unlikely. While you should have a lawyer it is quite possible the court will appoint you an attorney if you are unable to afford one. Good luck.

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  2. Joseph A Lo Piccolo

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    Answered . You need a lawyer. Punishment can vary but jail can be avoided.
    Good Luck!


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  3. Eric Edward Rothstein

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    Answered . It depends on many factors. You need a good criminal defense lawyer who handles federal court cases... it is different that state court.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and now handle criminal defense and personal injury/civil rights cases.... more
  4. John J. Carney

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    Answered . Federal Court is much more serious and expensive that state court, but possession on federal land like a military base is not likely to get you a prison term. You will probably get probation and you will be eligible for a federal public defender if you are indigent.

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