A Drug Possession Charge Does Not Have To Derail Your Life
New York laws take a strong stance against the possession of illegal drugs and illicit substances. If convicted, you may face penalties that can have a detrimental impact on various areas of your life. It is in your best interests to take immediate action to defend yourself against any type of drug charge, and we can help.
Clients in Westchester and Putnam counties, as well as throughout New York City, rely on the tenacity, experience and commitment of our attorney, Josh Martin of the Law Offices of Joshua D. Martin. With a background as a district attorney and decades of experience in criminal defense, he knows how to guide you through every step of your case.
The Serious Impact Of A Conviction
Possession is one of the most common types of drug-related offenses, and the severity of the penalties you are up against depends on various factors, such as the type of drug, the amount of the drug and any previous criminal convictions. New York has some of the strongest drug laws in the country, but in order to convict you of possession, the prosecution must be able to prove the following:
- You were in possession of a controlled substance.
- Your drug possession was unlawful.
- You knowingly and willingly had the substance in your possession.
- You were clearly the person who possessed the substance.
Possession charges can be either misdemeanors or felonies, and penalties can include imprisonment and fines.
Fight Back With Our Help
Our lawyer knows what it takes to fight back against marijuana or cocaine possession charges, or whatever type of drug charge you are facing. Both of our White Plains and Carmel office locations are close to the local courthouses and public transportation. Schedule a free consultation online or at 845-474-2687.