Facing charges of drug crimes is no doubt an intimidating and stressful time of life. Depending on the nature of your charges, you could be facing years in jail, not to mention large fines and other penalties. Time is of the essence in effectively defending yourself from these charges.
With over 75 years of combined experience, the New York drug crimes defense lawyers from Goldberger & Dubin, P.C. can capably defend your rights. Our lawyers have all served as former Assistant District Attorneys and give their best to each and every client they represent. New York Times even named the firm as “Among New York’s Best Criminal Defense Lawyers.”
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“Drug crime” is a term used to describe any number of offenses that involve a controlled substance. Drug crimes can fall into a few different categories, depending on what the person charged with the crime intended to do with the drugs that are found on him at the time of arrest. For example, a person who gets caught in possession of a drug, but only intended to use it, may receive a lighter sentence if convicted, than someone who possessed the drug with the intent to sell.
New York is widely considered to have some of the toughest laws against drug crimes in the United States. The first step to defending yourself in a New York drug case is to have a clear understanding of what New York defines as a controlled substance.
Under New York law, the term controlled substance includes both legal and illegal drugs.
For example, drugs such as these are legal, controlled substances:
However, a legal drug, if possessed without a prescription, may be considered illegal as well. Although New York is less harsh on those who possess a controlled substance without the intent to sell, such a situation can still be considered a felony that carries a 1-30 year jail sentence.
As a practice focused solely on criminal defense, we have years of experience handling charges similar to the ones you face. We tirelessly investigate your case, including the circumstances surrounding any search-and-seizure that may have taken place. If a constitutional violation took place, we will relentlessly pursue justice on your behalf and demand your rights are protected.
Some of the factors that our attorneys evaluate when defending a client in a controlled substance case are:
Whether you are a first-time offender or charged as a repeat offender, our skilled attorneys can capably handle your case. We don’t categorize cases as “easy” or “difficult”. Instead, we treat each case on an individual basis and devote extensive amounts of time and preparation to your defense.
Here at Goldberger & Dubin, P.C., we understand the negative ramifications a controlled substance conviction may have on your future, so we are committed to making sure we give you the best chance to have a successful outcome. Our founding attorneys were named “Two of New York City’s Best Trial Attorneys” by Newsweek and our firm is recognized as a strong criminal defense firm with years of experience. You can trust that we will protect your rights!
For more information, call us today at (646) 681-5997!