Arrested for drugs? You need a great narcotics attorney
The police can charge you with possessing a controlled substance regardless of whether it is for personal use or for sale. If you have been charged with a narcotics or drug offense, you need to take it seriously. Do not expect the DA to drop the charges merely because the amount of narcotics is small, or because “everybody is doing it.”
While the so-called “Rockefeller era” drug sentences have been relaxed somewhat since 2009, the courts still the power to give you a stiff upstate jail sentence for possessing even a relatively small amount of a controlled substance.
Of course, should you be charged with selling narcotics or manufacturing controlled substances, you can expect the DA will treat your case very seriously.
We regularly handle cases involving:
- Prescription drugs
How do you defend a New York drug case?
It goes without saying that for certain persons a narcotics conviction will have profound social consequences, and in certain professions a conviction can very well end or sideline your career. We approach such situations with all the gravity and purpose that they deserve. As always, our aim is never to get you to “cop out” quickly so we can move on to the next case. Instead, we take the time to mount the strongest possible defense to the charges, increasing the likelihood that the court will eliminate the People’s case by suppressing the narcotics at a pre-trial hearing, or that the DA will reduce or dismiss the charges altogether. Such work requires patience and diligence, however, we have had a great success rate in these situations.
Furthermore, most accused of possessing narcotics unsurprisingly often have a dependency problem. Indeed, it is common for a person addicted to drugs to sell drugs if only to support his addiction. In such cases, in our view, a jail sentence is inappropriate. We are adept at working with prosecutors and the courts to fashion a remedy so that the sentence of the court entails treatment for the addition that is the root source of the problem.
Have a former NY Prosecutor defend your rights. Call Cozzo Law - 631-234-2070.
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