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Accusations of drug crimes in New York warrant a solid defense

As discussed last week, New York's drug courts may be an option for some of those accused of drug crimes. Yet, whether a case is going through one of the state's drug courts or through a traditional court, one thing is for certain: the accused deserves the highest level of defense possible in facing the allegations, to protect their rights and freedoms.

Drug courts in New York see successful resolutions

When it comes to drug charges and addiction, the cycle of abuse may best be broken not by punitive measures, but by rehabilitative measures. In general, the way drug courts work is that in exchange for a reduction in the individual's sentence, individuals accused of drug crimes can voluntarily undergo treatment approved by the court. The individual, his or her attorney, the court and the district attorney create a contract.

Alleged New York heroin rings raided

After a criminal investigation, such as an investigation into alleged drug crimes, police in New City may be quick to attempt a search and seizure. However, the police must follow certain procedures before they can search homes or other premises or seize evidence. If the police overstep their authority, they may violate the defendant's constitutional right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure.

What is the driver's license points system in New York?

Last week this blog reviewed why it is so important to fight unjust traffic tickets. After all, being issued a traffic ticket may come with more than just a fine to pay. The accumulation of points on one's driver's license could in some cases result in the loss of one's driver's license, which can understandably have a seriously negative impact on one's day-to-day life. It is a penalty that should be avoided at all costs.

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