When individuals in New York are subject to a search, they should understand their rights. Whether it occurs at a traffic stop, subsequent to an arrest, at your home, at work or any other place, there are factors and circumstances that could invalidate a search. Even if police officers discover drugs in your possession or charge you with the intent to distribute a controlled substance, there are ways to initiate a defense against these criminal charges.
Drug charges are a serious matter, and at James M. Wagman, Attorney at Law, our legal team understands the severe impact that these allegations could have on a defendant. Thus, our law firm is devoted to uncovering all the facts of the matter to put forth the best possible criminal defense.
When drug charges stem from a search, it is important to assess whether there was probable cause for the search or if a search warrant was present. Many people are under the impression that if a search warrant is presented to them, the search is valid and legally conducted. This is not always the case. Thus, it is essential to weigh the facts of the case, assessing the legality of the search warrant and whether the evidence collected was legally obtained.
If it is determined that some or all of the evidence was illegally collected, this information could be used to suppress other evidence. Additionally, this could help the defendant reduce or dismiss the charges he or she is currently facing. Attacking the evidence collected is the most effective and efficient defense method against a drug charge, and our experienced legal team evaluates the details of each case to determine if this defense method is a viable option.
To learn more, check out our drug crime charges website. Whether you are facing a minor or serious drug charge, it is important to weigh your options when it comes to making a criminal defense. This could help you avoid serious penalties and consequences.