Arrested for Drug Possession?
Reach Out to Our Rockland County Criminal Defense Lawyer
Have you been accused of possessing drugs? A drug arrest is no guarantee
of a conviction and you have a legal right to a defense. You will need
a vigorous Bronx criminal defense attorney to contest your charges and
argue on your defense to avoid the harsh penalties that come with a drug
possession conviction to preserve your rights.
Attorney David Narain has spent well over 10 years in criminal defense
law including serving as Assistant District Attorney for Rockland County
where he handled felony offenses from DWI to vehicular homicide. At the
Law Office of David D. Narain, we put our experience to work on behalf
of our clients with each case we handle and argue passionately for the
best outcome possible.
Don’t face a drug possession arrest alone!
In New York as in other states, drugs are classed according to “Schedules”
based on their perceived addictive nature and medical utility. Possession
convictions typically come with fines and time spent in jail depending
on whether you are charged with felony or misdemeanor possession.
Certain aggravating factors in your case can increase the penalties such as:
- Presence of drug paraphernalia
- Participation in a larger drug conspiracy or scheme
- Driving while under the influence of drugs (DUID)
- Proximity to a school zone
- Weapons charges
- Previous convictions
While any drug charge can be serious, if federal law enforcement gets involved,
you could face additional penalties which are usually more severe.
Understanding Possession Charges
You do not necessarily need to be caught with illegal substances in your
pocket to be charged with possession. Instead, you can be accused of having
constructive possession by way of controlling drug which are not in your
hand or pocket which includes drugs which are under your seat, in your
glove box, or on the ground next to you.
Our Bronx drug crimes lawyer can push back against the prosecution by arguing
that even if drugs were found “near” you, this does not equate
to knowledge of their existence and thus constructive possession. In addition,
if law enforcement searched your home or vehicle without probable cause
or a warrant, the search may have been illegal and any evidence found
would be inadmissible in court.
The Law Office of David D. Narain can put all its resources at your disposal
to obtain the best possible outcome for your case. Take the first step
to protecting your future!
Speak with our firm today and discuss your charges with us during your free consultation!