If one faces drug charges, like possession or distribution of an illegal substance in New York, one could face years in prison, if convicted. The severity of the consequences will often depend on the quantity, the type of drugs and what one intended to do with those drugs. Prosecutors will do everything in their power to get the harshest sentence possible, even if the accused did not do the crime. Fortunately, the attorneys at Braunfotel & Frendel, LLC, are on the side of the accused and can help defend against charges.
We are focused on making sure that our clients receive the lightest sentence possible. We will thoroughly evaluate the case and collect as much evidence as possible before deciding the next steps. In some cases, we will see that the police officer that made the arrested failed to follow proper procedures and obtained illegal evidence from the scene. For example, if an officer searched one’s home without probable cause to do so, they may have violated the Fourth Amendment. As a result, any evidence of drug crimes obtained during their search may be thrown out in court. Without that evidence, charges may be dropped.
In other cases, we may find that it is in our client’s best interest to take a plea deal. We will negotiate with prosecutors and make sure they do not accept an unfair deal. By taking a plea deal, they can reduce the sentence and avoid a lengthy court battle.
In any case, our attorneys will offer the best legal advice possible. For more information, call us or visit our website.