Drug possession in New York is a serious crime. Depending on many factors these cases can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. Primarily the amount and type of substance will determine the severity of the charges although a prior record may also affect this. If a firearm is used or the crime is near a school zone are other determining factors of the severity of charges. If you have been arrested and are facing drug charges contact NYC criminal defense attorney Paul D. Petrus, Jr. by phone at 212-564-2440 or through his website to schedule your free consultation.