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Drug Possession & Sales

Schenectady Drug Defense Lawyer - Drug Possession & Sales Cases

Being charged with the possession or sale of an illegal substance is a very serious matter that can impact you for the rest of your life.  A drug conviction in New York can carry severe criminal penalties, including jail time, harsh monetary fines and a lengthy probation.  In addition, even a minor drug charge can impact your ability to find a job, qualify for financial aid or work in your chosen profession.

When you are facing criminal charges for drug possession, drug sales or any other drug-related offense, you need to have a trusted attorney on your side who will fight to protect your legal rights.  The attorneys at The Law Office of James E. Tyner, PLLC are experienced criminal defense lawyers who appreciate the difficult challenges that lie ahead of you.  We recognize that you may be confused and overwhelmed by the legal process and we are here to provide you with the information and advice you need to make the right decisions for your future. 

Defending Clients Facing Felony and Misdemeanor Drug Charges

The Law Office of James E. Tyner, PLLC is a criminal defense firm representing clients throughout the State of New York.  Our attorneys defend clients facing all misdemeanor and felony drug charges, including the possession and sale of:

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine
  • Crack Cocaine
  • Heroin
  • MDMA (Ecstasy)
  • OxyContin
  • Other prescription narcotics obtained without a prescription

Regardless of the type of drug involved, our legal team will undertake a thorough review of your charges.  We will identify all defenses that may be available to you and carefully explain the possible consequences of every option in your case.  Our attorneys know the law and are superior advocates both in and outside of the courtroom.  We are fully prepared to stand up to the prosecution and will do everything we can to help you achieve the best outcome possible.

From the first moment that we take on your case, we will work to build a strong defense strategy to help you avoid criminal liability.  In many cases, the prosecution will charge you with two separate felony crimes - illegal drug possession and illegal drug sales - even though you may have only possessed the drugs for your own personal use.  The punishment for possessing illegal drugs with the intent to sell is generally much more severe than possession alone.  If you have been wrongfully charged with both of these crimes, our attorneys will fight to have the improper charges dismissed.  Additionally, we will scrutinize your case to determine whether the search warrant used to gather evidence was proper and valid.   Should we discover that evidence was illegally obtained by law enforcement officials, we may be able to have your case dismissed.  

New York Court-Supervised Drug Treatment Programs

The New York court system is increasingly becoming more treatment oriented when it comes to drug use and drug-related crimes.  Recognizing that substance abuse is a disease, the courts in New York are utilizing comprehensive court-supervised drug treatment programs for certain non-violent addicted offenders.  Individuals who successfully complete these programs may have their charges reduced or dismissed and may be eligible to receive a reduction in their criminal sentence.  The attorneys at our firm are very familiar with these programs and can advise you as to whether a court-supervised treatment program may be appropriate in your case. 

If you have been charged with a drug possession or drug sales crime, contact the criminal defense attorneys at The Law Office of James E. Tyner, PLLC today for a free consultation.  We will carefully explain the charges you are facing and outline all options that may be available to you.