If you are accused of violating New York State or federal drug laws, you should never assume there is no defense. You have the right to legal representation and the police and prosecution must observe your constitutional rights at all times.
It is vital to your case that you speak to an attorney before you talk to anyone about your situation. Remember that you are innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
A New York criminal attorney who has broad experience with drug crimes can investigate the circumstances surrounding your arrest and identify potential weaknesses in your case. If illegal search and seizure, lack of probable cause, or other constitutional violations occurred during the arrest, motions to suppress evidence may be prepared and argued. Such motions can be very important in constructing your defense.
- Intent to sell/deliver controlled substances
- Drug possession, manufacture, and distribution
- Drug trafficking
- Drug conspiracy
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Proximity charges – schools/churches
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DWI)
If you are charged with violating drug laws, the outcome of your case rests in the hands of the attorney you choose to represent you. Often, skilled legal representation can result in dropped or reduced charges, drug rehabilitation, community service, probation, or other alternatives to jail or prison sentencing.
For high caliber legal representation to fight drug charges in New York, call the law firm of Marianne S. Rantala, P.C. at (631) 627- 3433, our direct 24-hour line. We are committed to protecting your legal rights.