If you have already been arrested or are currently under investigation for drug crimes, it is crucial to seek help as early as possible. In keeping with the rest of the nation, New York prosecutors tend to aggressively pursue convictions in drug cases. Even if you are only looking at simple possession charges, you will no doubt benefit from solid legal representation.
Without counsel, you risk losing your freedom, and also your rights as an American citizen. These rights often include your right against self-incrimination, your right to a speedy trial and your right to be tried before a fair and impartial jury. If convicted, you will likely serve jail time and be forced to pay costly fines. This is often the case even for marijuana possession. If your charges involve what are considered more dangerous substances, the penalties will probably be even more severe if convicted.
It is also important to think of the future when facing drug charges. A conviction can impact your life for years to come, even if you only received minimal sentencing. Your best course of action is to begin protecting yourself at once. Speaking with a criminal defense attorney is a good first step.
At the law office of Robert D. Didio, we know how to perform a full investigation of the facts surrounding your case. Our techniques often enable us to uncover mitigating circumstances that can strengthen the defense. We also have a full understanding of the state’s drug courts and are committed to putting our knowledge to work on your behalf.
When your future and your freedom are at stake, it is important to fight back. You can learn more about our firm’s proactive approach to defending drug crimes on our legal website.