Drug Crimes

Drug Crime Lawyer in Rochester NY

If you've been accused of a drug or narcotics crime, you need an experienced attorney to help you. In Rochester, NY there's no better place to turn for a drug crime lawyer than Thomas A. Corletta.

There is more to each case than guilt or innocence. There are frequently technical and/or Constitutional issues such as search and seizure involved. We keep every detail in mind.

Types of Controlled Substances

Drug or narcotics crimes can involve many types of illegal drugs, which are contained in schedules. These include:

Natural illegal substances derived from plants such as marijuana, cocaine, and heroin.
Prescription medication, such as opiates, analgesics, barbiturates, and amphetamines, etc.
Synthetic illegal substances, such as methamphetamine
While many controlled substances have psychotropic effects, you can also be arrested for possession, sale, or distribution of almost any illegal drug, including prescription medication. You can also be arrested for abuse of prescription medication, even if authorized by a doctor, if it affects your judgment or ability to operate machinery or a motor vehicle.

Types of Drug Crimes

We help you understand what you could be facing in terms of sentence and how best to defend yourself against the following drug or narcotic crime charges.

Possession

You can be arrested for possession of any controlled substance or illegal drug, even if it is not found on your person. You must be able to show that you were not able to exercise dominion and control over the drugs.

If you are a minor, you may face substantial punishment, even for possession of a small amount of illegal drugs, including alcohol and marijuana.

Use

Use of illegal substances can also result in charges, particularly pertaining to driving.. You can also be arrested for your conduct while under the influence of drugs. In certain circumstances, you can be subjected to blood or urine testing. With respect to driving charges, , particularly pertaining to driving.. You can also be arrested for your conduct while under the influence of drugs. In certain circumstances, you can be subjected to blood or urine testing.

Distribution/Sale

If police suspect that you are selling or distributing illegal substances, or even giving them away, you risk a sale or distribution charge. Penalties can be very severe, particularly on the Federal level.

Involvement of minors, or selling within or near a school, can result in enhanced penalties.

Trusted Drug Crimes Lawyer

Mr. Corletta uses his extensive experience to personally handle each and every case. There is no delegation to another lawyer.

If you've been accused of a drug crime, call us now at 585-546-5072 for a consultation. Do not speak to the police or government authorities before consulting with a lawyer.
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