Drug possession, while a non-violent crime, can still carry lifelong repercussions if a defendant is found guilty. Sentencing varies greatly but can include jail or prison time ranging from a few days or weeks to upwards of 10 years. The two New York teens who were arrested for alleged cocaine possession will undoubtedly want to hire the best criminal defense possible in an attempt to combat the charges they are now facing.
The youths, aged 18 and 19 years, were arrested early on the morning of Monday, Feb. 20 following a traffic stop. Police claim that the vehicle in which the two young men were traveling failed to dim its lights while driving into oncoming traffic. During the ensuing stop, deputies claim they discovered that both of the vehicle's occupants were in possession of cocaine.