Drug Crimes Defense Lawyer Serving New York and New Jersey
Drug possession is a serious charge in New York and New Jersey. Even a small amount of cocaine can result in a jail sentence. In addition to immediate penalties, a conviction will stain your criminal record, making it difficult to get hired for a good job, obtain a loan or even rent an apartment. In this situation, you need a skilled defense lawyer to protect your freedom and future.
At Albert Buzzetti & Associates, L.L.C., we understand the challenges involved in a drug offense charge. Our attorneys have vast experience aggressively defending clients arrested for state and federal drug possession. Whether this is your first interaction with the criminal justice system or you have had previous convictions, we can help. Contact us at 201-308-5313 or 866-237-8202 to speak with a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer.
Understanding Drug Possession Laws
Drug possession can be considered a felony or misdemeanor, depending on the type and quantity of illegal substance involved. Common narcotics involved in drug possession cases include:
Regardless of the specific substance in your allegation, our skilled attorneys will launch a swift investigation into the charge. We will review all aspects of your arrest. Any evidence that law enforcement violated your constitutional rights, such as the execution of an illegal search warrant or performance of an unlawful search and seizure, will be used to support your case.
Don't Speak to the Police before Talking to an Attorney
When you are charged with drug possession, or another crime, such as drug sale or trafficking, the police will attempt to get you to incriminate yourself. However, you have the right to stay silent until you consult with a defense lawyer. To protect your rights, contact us before talking to law enforcement officials.
For your convenience, our firm schedules appointments at our offices in Manhattan and Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. We speak Spanish, Korean, Italian, Greek and Croatian, as well as English.