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Being arrested on suspicion of a drug crime may mean that you will face imprisonment, fines and probation if you are convicted. At the very least a conviction may result in court-ordered rehabilitation or treatment. If you or someone you know is facing drug charges in New York, Long Island or New Jersey, contact an attorney at Gannes & Musico, LLP today to find out how our firm can help you avoid the serious consequences a conviction can bring.
The specific severity of criminal charges and penalties that you may face for a drug crime conviction will depend directly upon the type of drug, the amount, and the specific offense you have been accused of committing. Simple possession of marijuana, for instance, is a lesser charge than trafficking of heroin. A lawyer from our firm may be able to help you if you are facing any sort of drug charges, including those involving possession, cultivation, distribution, sale, manufacturing and more. Let us review your case and determine what can be done to build an aggressive defense strategy on your behalf.
From possession, to manufacturing, to trafficking there are a number of ways in which one can be criminally charged when it comes to the involvement of drugs. Consequently, there are also a number of ways in which one can be punished as well. Of high significance for drivers are those charges that involve DUI (driving under the influence), for it is these that imply illegal driving that was enacted under the influence of drugs and / or alcohol.
In states such as New York, DUI is a separate offense from DWI (driving while intoxicated), which implies intoxication from alcohol and nothing else. When illegal substances such as drugs enter into the equation, a whole new set of legal actions may be applicable to the case. Included in these actions are subsequent penalties, some of which include heft fines, license suspension or revocation, jail time and possible probation.
The defense strategy that a lawyer at our firm may utilize will vary depending on your case. However, unlawful search and seizures are often grounds to have key evidence excluded in drug crime cases. Law enforcement may conduct a search of you or your property without having a valid warrant or probable cause to perform the search. The evidence obtained under these circumstances should not be able to be used as direct evidence against you, the defendant. A criminal defense attorney can fight to help ensure your rights are protected in this regard. Contact Gannes & Musico, LLP today!