White Plains Drug Crime Attorney
Drug Charges are No Small Matter
In New York courts and federal courts, drug possession and other narcotics-related
crimes can be among the most serious. Many drug crimes have maximum penalties
of life imprisonment, and many have substantial mandatory minimum prison
sentences even for first-time offenders charged with relatively small
amounts of narcotics.
New York's drug laws, known commonly as the “Rockefeller”
laws, were amended recently but still require courts to impose very harsh
sentences for relatively small amounts of heroin, crack or cocaine. In
addition, federal drug laws can be very harsh—in particular, for
small amounts of crack or cocaine base, as it is also known.
Another more recent development is the focus by state and federal law enforcement
on the sale and possession of pills such as Ecstasy, Vicodin, OxyContin
and Codeine, to name a few, and performance enhancing drugs like steroids
and human growth hormone. If you have been arrested for a drug crime,
call us immediately.
Put a Former Prosecutor to Work for You
Convictions for drug crimes can have substantial consequences that extend
far beyond jail or prison. Driver’s license revocation is mandatory
for anyone who is convicted of a drug offense. A drug crime conviction
in New York can also have substantial immigration consequences, even for
legal immigrants, and impact many civil rights—including the right
to vote and the right to hold public office.
If you have been charged with any drug or narcotics related offense you
need an experienced criminal defense attorney who is not afraid to fight
for your rights. A lawyer who is well-versed in state and federal drug
cases can fight to get you released on bail, bond or your own recognizance,
fight to get the evidence against you suppressed, and fight to get the
drug charges against you dismissed.
Our senior partner,
Peter H. Tilem, is a former Assistant District Attorney.
Call Now for a Free Case Evaluation
If you have been arrested for a drug-related crime in New York, you should
waste no time in contacting the White Plains drug crime defense lawyers
at Tilem & Associates, PC. Our team is headed by a former prosecutor
with decades of legal experience, so don’t wait to call. We are
available at (888) 840-0043.