New Paltz Drug Charge Defense Lawyer
Protecting You Against Drug Crime Charges in the Hudson Valley
Whether you are facing a simple violation for unlawful possession of marijuana (UPM), or you have been charged with a serious misdemeanor or felony drug offense, the most important thing you can do to help win your case is to exercise your right to remain silent. Before you talk to the police or anyone else, get the advice of an experienced lawyer. I am available to personally speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
I am Larry Trank, a criminal defense attorney with more than 20 years of experience. From my law office in New Paltz, New York, I represent individuals who are charged with drug offenses in the New Paltz area and throughout the Hudson Valley. I offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Defense Against Drug Charges
For years, the government has been engaged in the “war on drugs.” Police throughout the Hudson Valley aggressively target those individuals they suspect of drug offenses, and Prosecutors are just as aggressive in pursuing convictions once an arrest has been made. The most common drug offenses deal with the possession, sale or distribution of marijuana, cocaine, and crack. These offenses include the following charges:
- Possession of marijuana
- Criminal possession of controlled substance (CPCS)
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Criminal sale of a controlled substance
- Possession of prescription medication
Do I Have a Valid Defense?
A drug crime case may be won or lost based upon a single issue or fact. Most drug cases rely on evidence that was recovered during a search of your car, your home or your person. As your lawyer, I will use my experience and knowledge to analyze the facts of your case to look for grounds to get the charge dismissed, or to gain leverage to negotiate a favorable plea bargain.
- If the drugs were recovered from your car, did the police have probable cause to stop you in the first place?
- Did the police have the right to search your person or your vehicle?
- If the drugs were recovered from your home or apartment, did the police have a properly executed search warrant?
- Can the police establish a proper chain of custody for the evidence they obtained?
Avoid the Stigma of a Criminal Record
In a time when background checks are a fact of life, it is vital that you do everything they can to avoid a criminal record. Most often, a criminal conviction is permanent. It will result in a life-long criminal record that my be seen by prospective employers, academic institutions, landlords, banks, and the police. To avoid these serious consequences, it is important that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
Free Consultation with a Drug Crimes Defense Attorney
For over 20 years, I have aggressively protected the rights of individuals who have been charged with drug crimes in the New Paltz area, and throughout the Hudson Valley. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your case, call my office toll-free at 877.224.1132 or simply fill out the contact form on this website.