Long Island Drug Crimes Defense Attorneys
Drug crime charges can range from simple possession to felony distribution or trafficking charges. Whether you are under investigation for or have been charged with a serious drug crime, it is important to know your rights. Farr & Bass, Attorneys at Law have over 25 years of experienced criminal defense. As former prosecutors, we know how to effectively collect evidence and challenge the prosecution's case in aggressive negotiations or at trial.
Call 631-588-4000 for an initial consultation with an experienced attorney or contact us by e-mail for more information about our services.
Search and seizure laws and your rights
One of the primary ways to challenge criminal drug crimes charges is to investigate the actions taken by police in the seizure of evidence. Officers must follow strict protocols when collecting evidence to ensure that your constitutional rights are not violated. Our legal team will review police records and consult with witnesses to determine whether officers were compliant, regardless of whether they stopped you on the street, in your car, or searched your home. In the event that an illegal search was made, we will seek to suppress any evidence obtained in your case. We are also experienced in cases involving evidence obtained through confidential informants and undercover police.
Our legal team is experienced with drug crimes involving:
- Prescription drugs like Percocet, OxyContin, Vicodin/Hydrocodone
- Intent to distribute
- Distribution or trafficking
- Club drugs like Ecstasy and GHB
New York Drug Court and criminal drug charges
Severity of the charges facing clients typically involve the weight of the substance and whether there is intent to sell. Those charged with drug related offenses in New York should be aware that in certain circumstances you do not need to have actually sold drugs to be charged with a drug sale. The simple act of offering drugs to another or acting as a lookout could also result in criminal charges, these for "acting in concert." have the consequence of being charged with acting in concert.
New drug courts have been recently implemented which are treatment-oriented. Eligible individuals who complete a drug treatment and other programs, may have the opportunity for charges to be reduced. Not all drug crime cases are eligible for these types of programs, but a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney can advise you about options that may be available. New York laws also set forth presumptions where all individuals could be charged if in the presence of a controlled substance. The law sets forth in part that the presence of a controlled substance in an automobile is presumptive evidence of knowing possession by each and every person in the automobile. Such presumptions can be rebutted and defenses asserted, provided you have a skilled and persuasive lawyer on your side.
Call 631-588-4000 or contact us by e-mail to discuss your case with an experienced Bohemia, Suffolk County, New York lawyer.
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