Drug charges are some of the most common criminal charges that people in New York and throughout the country face. Methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, heroin – these illegal drugs are all the source of charges related to possession, dealing, trafficking and even paraphernalia. What can you do when you face drug charges in New York?
Well, for starters, the severity of the charge in question needs to be examined. Is your case based on misdemeanor possession? Or is it a felony-level trafficking or dealing case? The potential sentence should be a factor in determining your criminal defense strategy. Sometimes defendants decide that it is better to attempt to negotiate a plea agreement. In other cases, it may be best to fight the charges all the way to trial.
Every defendant has the right to put together a defense strategy. Defendants have the right to see the evidence that the prosecution will use to attempt to secure a guilty verdict. Defendants have the right to counsel and the right to a trial, among other important rights. Consider your rights when you are planning to face a drug charge in New York.
Good information, careful choices
At our law firm, we understand the severity of drug charges in New York. Your freedom is likely on the line when you face these charges. You need the right information to make the best decisions in your own unique circumstances. For more information about how we attempt to help New York residents to craft sound criminal defense strategies, please visit the criminal defense overview section of our law firm’s website.