Loitering Unlawful Use of a Controlled Substance Lawyer

Loitering unlawful use of a controlled substance in violation of penal Law 240.36-a person is guilty of loitering in the first degree when he loiters or remains in any place with one or more persons for the purpose of unlawfully using or possessing a controlled substance as defined in section 220.00 – misdemeanor charge.

These charges result when an individual is attempting to purchase illegal drugs or is in a known location where drugs are being sold and the individual does not have a reason to be in such an area. Depending upon the individual’s prior criminal record affects the outcome of any type of plea bargain. First – time offenders will usually have to do community service and the charges will be reduced to a violation. Individuals with criminal records will be put on probation or will do jail time.

We strongly recommend you contact criminal defense lawyer Shawn Kassman or a member of our legal team by calling 631-232-9479 (toll-free 888-545-2944) or fill out our online intake form. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and represent clients located in Central Islip (main office location), Holtsville (office location), Bayshore, Brentwood, Oakdale, Sayville, Port Jefferson and Riverhead and both Suffolk and Nassau counties.