What is the difference between a misdemeanor drug crime and a felony?

The main differences between a misdemeanor drug crime and a felony drug crime are the quantities of drugs and the complexity of the distribution scheme.

Sales of small quantities of drugs on the street are typically a misdemeanor. The larger the amount of drugs – a kilo, for example – will often result in a felony charge at the state level.

Multiple kilos or more complex distribution schemes will result in a federal felony drug crime.

If you or a loved one has been charged with a misdemeanor or felony drug crime, contact NYC drug offense attorney Paul D. Petrus, Jr. immediately to schedule a free initial consultation.

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