Understanding Your Options When Charged With A Drug Crime

Attitudes toward many drug crimes, especially those regarding marijuana, have changed a great deal over the past few years. Many states have even legalized recreational use of the drug, but New York is not among them. Police and prosecutors take all drug crimes very seriously, and individuals face severe penalties when charged with a drug offense.

At the Law Office of Jack Kotchick, in Binghamton, we can help you fight back and protect your rights when charged with a crime. Our lawyer, Jack Kotchick, has more than 30 years of criminal law experience, as both a prosecutor and now defense attorney. He will work alongside you to help you prepare a strong defense to drug charges.

Comprehensive Criminal Defense Strategies

Whether you are a college student caught with marijuana, or someone in the wrong place at the wrong time, understand that these cases do not just go away. Pleading guilty without talking to a criminal defense attorney could make things much worse for you, and expose you to challenges that follow you around for the rest of your life.

We offer aggressive defense services against a number of drug charges, including:

  • Possession of controlled substances
  • Drug distribution or trafficking
  • Drug manufacturing
  • Prescription drug charges
  • Driving under the influence of drugs
  • Conspiracy to commit drug crimes
  • Asset forfeiture matters

It is essential you understand the full extent of the consequences of the charges you are facing. We make sure you have the chance to ask any questions you may have about your case, and give you honest advice about what we believe to be the best course of action.

We will do everything we can to make this process as easy as possible for you. We will explore all of the pretrial diversions available, to help you guard against time in jail or other penalties. If your case ends up requiring a trial, Mr. Kotchick has extensive trial experience, handling several complex criminal felony cases as a prosecutor, and also representing clients charged with serious crimes.

Defending Your Rights | You Are Innocent Until Proven Guilty

The first step in building a defense to the charges you are facing is reaching out to our experienced attorney. Call us today at 607-821-0551 or send us an email to arrange a free consultation at a time most convenient for you.