Drug Possession & Trafficking Defense in Albany
Our Former Prosecutors Know New York Drug Laws – And Can Protect You Better Than Anyone
For decades, New York has led the nation in tough drug enforcement policies, with the Rockefeller Drug Laws setting the standard even for federal mandatory minimum sentencing penalties. Reforms in recent years have mitigated some of the more Draconian aspects of the Rockefeller Drug Laws, but if you’ve been arrested for drug possession or trafficking in Albany, you have a big problem on your hands.
At Patituce & Associates, our attorneys have years of experience working with people facing charges for drug crimes, from simple possession of marijuana to trafficking narcotics like methamphetamines. We know the ins and outs of New York drug laws, and as former Albany prosecutors, we have extra insights into the ways that a case might not be all the prosecution wants to pretend.
We take drug defense seriously in Albany, and approach your case with a vigorous eye to the specific circumstances of your arrest. We start at the beginning, and follow the evidence chain where it leads – often to places that the prosecution would rather it didn’t. For instance:
- Did police have probable cause to stop you or approach you?
- Did police have probable cause to search you?
- Did police coerce you at any point, and were you properly informed of your rights?
- Were any drugs found in your direct control, and can the prosecution prove you had knowledge of them?
- What witnesses were there to the search, and what was their role?
And that’s just the beginning. We work hard on every case to hold the prosecution to the highest possible standards of evidence. We know where the holes in a case are likely to be – after all, when we were prosecutors, we built these cases. We bring a level of knowledge and experience to your case that other Criminal Defense Attorneys in Albany just can’t match.
Working With You – For You
Our experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys are very comfortable in the courtroom setting, but we realize that for many of our clients, less confrontational approaches might actually serve their needs – and the needs of their loved ones – better. If you or a loved one has been charged with drug crimes in Albany, you may feel that substance abuse treatment would be beneficial not just to the case, but in life. We’ll work with you and your family to arrive at the best strategy for your situation, and if it’s an approach that addresses more than just your legal issues, we’re happy to help.
Don’t let one incident wreck your future. With an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney at your side, your Albany drug possession or trafficking charges can be something that happened once, not something you live with forever.
Call Patituce & Associates at 518-300-1331 today for your free consultation with some of Albany’s most experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys.