School Zone Drug Charges

Drug crimes occurring in or near a school zone carry enhanced sentences and penalties. These penalties can include mandatory prison time and loss of your freedom. If you or someone you know was charged with distribution, possession, or possession with intent to sell in a school zone, it’s important to consult with an experienced New York drug crime lawyer as soon as possible. School zone drug charges are serious. The Long Island drug crime attorneys at The Matera Law Firm can help you defend your rights and protect your freedom when you’ve been accused of drug-related offenses in a school zone. Contact us today to arrange a free confidential consultation.


Possession and possession with intent to sell in a school zone can also lead to upgraded and enhanced charges. Law enforcement has made it their priority to be very protective of school districts and school grounds as there are minors who are typically going to be found there. The idea is to obviously keep the drugs away from anybody who would be going to school and of a school age. That being said, if you find yourself in trouble for having some quantity of drugs or even worse, selling drugs at or near school grounds, it is extremely important to seek legal representation right away to help fight your school zone drug charges.

When people are facing school zone drug charges, what matters most is results. At The Matera Law Firm, we have over 25 years of experience helping people when they need it most. That commitment has allowed us to generate a record of success and positive results against drug charges.

If you or someone you love is in need of an experienced criminal defense attorney, contact us today for a free confidential consultation. We proudly serve Suffolk County, Nassau County, Long Island, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, and throughout New York State.

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