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Aggressive New York Law Firm Defends Clients Accused of Drug Crimes

Assertive defense attorney fights for your rights in the New York area

Any drug charge needs to be taken seriously. In addition to possible fines and jail time, you may lose your job, be expelled from school, or become alienated from your family and friends. However, even in dire situations, there are defenses available to you. Entrusting your defense to an experienced attorney can give you the best chance at a favorable outcome. The Law Office of James A. Schiff works diligently to have confessions thrown out and to get charges dropped or reduced. We also make efforts to place clients in rehabilitation programs in lieu of incarceration. If you have been accused of a drug-related crime in the New York area or anywhere in New York, let us provide the diligent defense you deserve.

Committed New York legal team provides relentless defense of your rights

Being charged with a crime can feel hopeless if you do not have a dedicated attorney in your corner. Our committed legal team will mount a relentless defense of your rights. At The Law Office of James A. Schiff, we represent clients charged with all types of state and federal drug crimes, including:

  • Drug possession
  • Possession with intent to sell
  • Drug trafficking
  • Driving under the influence of drugs
  • Prescription drug fraud
  • Manufacturing of illegal substances
  • Conspiracy to sell drugs
  • Operation of a methamphetamine laboratory
  • Sale of illegal substances in a school zone
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

Your legal rights are our top priority. Our team will fight hard to obtain a positive resolution to your case.

Knowledgeable lawyer challenges drug charges arising from traffic stops

Drug arrests that arise from traffic stops are not always conducted legally, so the stop itself may not hold up under scrutiny from our attorney in a court of law. Often, police officers stop a motorist on an unrelated issue, such as speeding or a nonfunctioning brake light. The police officer may then ask to search the vehicle, but they need probable cause to do that, and unfortunately, most drivers consent to a search without knowing they have the option to say no. If you refused to consent to the search and the police officer performed one anyway, contact an attorney at once. If your passenger had drugs in the vehicle without your knowledge and you were arrested because drugs were found, we fight to protect your rights and seek to have the charges dismissed.

By challenging the prosecution at every turn, we provide a strong and persistent defense. We will examine if the police had a legal reason to pull you over, if you were coerced into making a confession or if an unreliable informant was involved in your arrest. These factors can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.

Contact a strong New York criminal defense lawyer if you face a drug charge

If you have been charged with a drug crime, your future is on the line. The legal team at The Law Office of James A. Schiff in New York will zealously represent your interests in court and help you take back your life. Call us at 212-362-5600 or contact us online to schedule your initial consultation.