Drug Crimes Defense in Nassau County, NY

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Drug Crime lawyers in Nassau County

The state of New York has some of the strictest laws in the country concerning the use and sale of controlled substances. As a result, penalties for drug crimes in this state can be extremely severe. Whether you have been charged with simple misdemeanor possession or a major felony for selling illegal substances, you may be facing costly fines, court-ordered treatment programs, time in jail or prison, etc. In addition to this, having a drug crime conviction on your permanent record could have a significantly negative impact on your future — from your ability to find employment and apply for loans to the right to carry a firearm and drive a motor vehicle.

If you have been charged with a drug-related offense, having an experienced team of defense attorneys at your side is an absolute necessity. At Schalk, Ciaccio & Kahn, we have Nassau County criminal lawyers who are able to handle even the most difficult cases as we fight to protect your finances, freedom, and reputation — whether in negotiations with the prosecution or before a jury.

We represent clients who have been charged with drug crimes such as:

  • Possession
  • Cultivation or manufacturing
  • Sale
  • Trafficking

Common Defenses Against Drug Charges

There are many different grounds that people use to challenge drug charges, from lack of concrete evidence to violations of police protocol. Our attorneys can evaluate your situation in a free case evaluation and help you explore your best defense options in your case.

A few of defenses that are commonly used include the following:

  • You had a legal right to possess the substances, such as if you had a prescription.
  • You did not know that the substance was in your possession.
  • Your arrest was based on an unlawful stop or unlawful search and seizure by law enforcement.
  • You had only “fleeting” possession of the substance (or you possessed it for too short of a time).
  • The amount of the substances was below the legal limit set by New York law.

Call us at (516) 858-1266 for aggressive defense for your drug crime cases in Nassau County or Long Island!

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