Drug Offenses Can Bring Severe Penalties
Drug laws in New York and the U.S. are constantly changing. Legislatures go back and forth between being “tough on crime,” and the recognition that being “tough on crime” often does not work and has led to many of the problems with over-policing and over-incarceration. Drug offenses have wildly variable prosecution and penalties. At The Law Office of Jorge Macias P.C., working as your defense attorney, I can help. As a former NYPD narcotics officer, I have intimate knowledge of these prosecutions.
New York Drug Laws
If you have been charged with a drug offense in New York, you want an aggressive defense, because the state has severe penalties for many drug crimes, including drug possession, sale, distribution or trafficking. There are many degrees of particular charges and prosecutors often will creatively stack as many charges together as possible to manufacture potentially long sentences in an effort to intimidate the accused into accepting their plea deal.
Former NYPD Narcotics Detective On Your Side
This is where I can help. As a former NYPD detective who worked on hundreds of drug and narcotics cases, I understand the process, the procedures used by the police and the strategies that prosecutors use in these cases.
Immigration Status And Drug Charges
If you are undocumented or even if you have a green card, if you have been charged with any drug crime, your immigration status is at grave risk. You could be facing removal or deportation merely based on a drug charge. I can help.
I’m an experienced immigration lawyer who will aggressively work to protect your immigration rights. I understand the complex interaction of immigration and criminal law (crimmigration), and I can provide the knowledgeable criminal representation that won’t inadvertently compromise your immigration status.
Contact Me Today
As an experienced criminal defense lawyer and former NYPD narcotics detective, I can help create an aggressive defense to your charges. I offer free initial consultations, so you have nothing to lose. I represent clients throughout Suffolk County, Long Island and New York City. Call my Hauppauge office at 347-941-0403 or use my online form.