Legal Tactics in Drug Cases
A person can be arrested for the possession of drugs even for a prescription drug or for a very small amount of a controlled substance. The courts handle these in an almost routine fashion, often offering plea agreements with predetermined sanctions. Even so, it is not impossible to fight these charges, and our New York drug attorney can work with you or your loved one on these charges.
Defending a Drug Possession Case
Our New York drug lawyer might use one of several tactics to defend you. For example, the prosecution needs to show evidence that you committed a crime and provide the defense team with discovery. If opposing counsel fails to meet this standard, the case could possibly be dismissed. Another strategy is to drag the case through the court process as slowly as possible in an effort to wear out the prosecution. This tactic could mean a seriously reduced sentence through a plea agreement or even a dismissal of the case. In addition, many courts offer diversion programs that include classes and court fees and the eventual dropping of all charges upon successful fulfillment of the court’s requirements. On the other hand, failure to complete these requirements could mean additional sanctions and a permanent blot on your criminal record.
Additional Weaknesses in Drug Possession Cases
Our New York drug attorney uses several strategies when defending criminal cases. For example, they will challenge the warrant used in a search or claim that the law enforcement officer did not have probable cause to stop you. You have the right to say no to a request for a search of your home or vehicle if the officer does not have a warrant. If law enforcement proceeds with the search, the judge will dismiss the evidence. In other cases, the drugs in question might not even be yours. You could borrow a friend’s vehicle, and drugs might be in the car before you ever got behind the wheel. Our drug lawyer can bring up reasonable doubt in these types of cases.
Contact Our New York Drug Attorney
Drug possession charges and a possible conviction can devastate your family and your future. At the Law Office of Frederick L. Sosinsky, we understand the seriousness of the offenses and work to mitigate the consequences you face. For determined legal representation, call our New York drug lawyer at (212) 285-2270.