For those who are charged with drug crimes, the criminal justice system can be very hard-hitting and overwhelming. With states looking to make examples of defendants, those charged with these crimes could face many years behind bars and have their lives ruined. However, sometimes circumstances appear much different than they really are, and that is when you need an experienced attorney. Whether you have been charged with possession or trafficking of cocaine, heroin, marijuana or other drugs, we can make sure your case is handled in a fair and just manner.
Types of Drug Offenses
In addition to possession and trafficking, there are other types of drug offenses. Possession of paraphernalia can put you in jail, facing a variety of charges that could greatly impact your life. While most paraphernalia charges are misdemeanors, they can still impact you many years after your case is completed. Having a criminal record with this offense on it can make it difficult if not impossible to gain employment, especially if your career plans include such fields as education, law enforcement or healthcare. And if the paraphernalia is considered “dirty,” meaning it has drug residue on it, the circumstances can be much worse, with a $5,000 fine and two years in jail a distinct possibility. Other charges, such as trafficking or possession in a school zone, can have serious consequences as well.
How We Can Help
When you find yourself facing drug charges and in need of expert legal representation, we can help. Our lawyers are not afraid of the spotlight, having appeared on many national media shows offering their opinions regarding the most complex legal cases. With several decades of experience handling the most difficult cases, we know every angle prosecutors and law enforcement will take when trying to gain a conviction. We vow that we will not stop fighting for you and your rights, and that once we take charge of your case you will no longer be at the mercy of those who simply want to wrap up your case as quickly as possible and move on.
If you find yourself in need of our services, we offer 24/7 risk-free consultations in our offices. If necessary, we will meet with you wherever it is most convenient in order to get your side of the story. We realize intimidation can play a big part in defendants saying things they later regret, so we make sure this does not happen with our clients. When contacted, we are quick to respond and make sure their rights are upheld. If you choose not to say anything to police or prosecutors, that is your right and we will stand by you as we gather the facts and prepare your defense strategy.
Don’t Take Chances
If you happen to be charged with federal drug crimes, the stakes get much higher. Many of these charges have mandatory sentencing guidelines, which could put you in prison for decades if convicted. In many investigations wiretaps, interrogations and searches are used on suspects, well before they have proper legal counsel. Having handled hundreds of serious drug cases over the years, we have developed a reputation for being thorough and tough when dealing with prosecutors and law enforcement. We are willing to ask the tough questions in order to get at the truth, making sure our clients are given every opportunity to have their innocence proven.
Let Us Help You Today
We are dedicated to uncovering evidence that others may miss or even conceal, while also never letting ourselves roll over to prosecutors. We know not only is our reputation at stake, but that of our client as well. One wrong conviction can mean a life-changing experience that few people can recover from, so we take the responsibility and challenge of your case very seriously. We handle cases throughout state and federal courts in New York, so we have an in-depth knowledge of the judges, law enforcement and prosecutors with whom we will be going up against. If you find yourself in need of the best representation when life seems to be at its worst, contact us and we will do everything possible to help you win your case.