What is alternative sentencing for drug possession crimes?

New York has alternatives to standard jail time for those convicted of low-level drug offenses. For example, if you have a substance abuse problem or are a first-time offender, your sentence may include a drug treatment program. Upon completing the program, the judge may reduce your charges or dismiss them entirely.

A seasoned criminal defense attorney can often argue for an alternative sentence, saving you from jail time altogether or getting the sentence cut significantly. The court will consider factors such as the nature of the offense you are charged with, related circumstances and whether you have a criminal history.

A lawyer can help you determine whether you are eligible for alternatives to incarceration. Brill Legal Group has experience representing clients in drug cases before New York criminal courts. Our skilled criminal defense lawyers will always act in your best interests when defending you from drug possession charges. Contact us today to learn more.

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