Orange County Drug Possession Attorney
The New York City Drug Crimes Lawyers at Whittel & Melton understand just how damaging a drug crime conviction is. Aside from the list of serious criminal penalties, your reputation, professional life and personal relationships can also be flipped upside down.
As former prosecutors, we know drug possession charges are aggressively prosecuted, which is why we do not take these cases lightly. We work tirelessly to protect the rights of our clients throughout New York City and Orange County, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Middletown, Town of Walkil, Scotchtown, Newburgh, Goshen, Pine Bush, Monroe, Chester, Warwick, Washingtonville and Port Jervis.
At Whittel & Melton, our New York Drug Crimes Attorneys defend clients charged with drug possession and all other drug-‐related offenses in state and federal courts. It is important to realize that federal drug crime charges carry mandatory minimum sentences, which means you could be facing jail time even if it is your first offense. That’s why it’s so important to consult with a seasoned criminal defense attorney.
Our staff of criminal defense lawyers defends clients throughout New York City, Middletown, Newburgh and Goshen who are accused of all types of drug crimes, including:
- Possession of Narcotics – marijuana, hashish, crack, cocaine, methamphetamines, heroin, Ecstasy, prescription pills and other controlled substances.
- Possession of Drugs with Intent to Sell or Distribute
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
- Drug Manufacturing or Cultivation, including Drug Laboratory Charges
- Prescription Drug Fraud
In order to successfully fight drug crimes charges, every detail of your case must be investigated thoroughly. The Orange County Drug Possession Defense Lawyers at Whittel & Melton understand that just because you are accused of a crime, does not mean your fate is sealed. We carefully inspect every shred of evidence surrounding your arrest in order to obtain the most favorable outcome for your unique situation.
In the state of New York, there are many ways for a person to be arrested for possession of drugs. It can be a shock to our clients, but sometimes a person can be arrested for drug possession without ever actually having any drugs on their person. If you or someone you love has been arrested for a drug crime, charges may include:
- Presumptive Possession: If you happen to be in the same place with someone who is arrested for drug possession, you can be charged with presumptive possession just for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
- Constructive Possession: If drugs are found in your home, workspace or car, you can be charged with constructive possession, even if the drugs were left by someone else and are not yours.
In all narcotics cases, it is essential to enlist the help of a criminal defense lawyer. Even if you are caught with a small amount of drugs, you can still face harsh consequences. A New York City Drug Crimes Defense Attorney at Whittel & Melton can help you navigate through the criminal justice system while making sure your interests are protected. We represent all individuals in New York City and throughout Orange County, including doctors, stockbrokers, attorneys, pharmacists and college students. We fight aggressively to minimize the destructive consequences that can arise from an arrest for drug possession.
Protecting Your Constitutional Rights in NYC, Goshen, Newburgh, Goshen, Pine Bush
Our New York City Drug Possession Lawyers at Whittel & Melton pay close attention to detail in all drug cases. This is especially important for possession charges because how police obtained evidence against you could play a pivotal role in your defense. For example, if any evidence gathered against you was obtained unlawfully by police in an illegal search or seizure, we can move to suppress the evidence from being used in court.
Contact Us Today
At Whittel & Melton, we promise to give your case the attention it deserves – from start to finish. We promise that we will do everything we can to ensure a successful outcome for your case, and we are available to you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
To discuss your case with a New York City Drug Possession Lawyer, please contact Whittel & Melton online or call us statewide and toll-free at 866-608-5529.
We are available day and night to help those accused of drug crimes throughout Orange County and NYC.