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Drug charges: Bronx driver faces possession charges and more

Criminal charges or accusations after an encounter with a law enforcement officer is a frightening experience for anyone. An arrest is a serious matter, and seeking legal counsel as soon as possible might prevent a conviction. A 26-year-old Bronx man was arrested recently, and he now faces drug charges along with other misdemeanor and felony charges.According to court documents, the New York State Police pulled the man over at around 2 a.m. on a recent Tuesday. Troopers allege they observed the man committing an unspecified traffic violation while he was driving along Interstate 84, and they conducted a vehicle stop. They say the driver's license had been suspended on at least three previous occasions.Further allegations state that troopers found three oxycodone tablets in the driver's possession along with an illegal [...]

Drug charges: Bronx driver faces possession charges and more2018-06-21T00:00:00+00:00

Drug charges: Bus passenger arrested for alleged possession

Whenever a person is arrested for possession of controlled substances in New York, there will be questions about whether law enforcement had adequately obtained search warrants. This question will likely also be asked after the recent arrest of a 30-year-old Queens man. He is now facing various drug charges, and it is expected that more charges related to parole violation might follow.A police report indicates that officers awaited the arrival of the suspect whom they believed to have been on a bus that traveled from New York City to Binghamton on a recent Tuesday. As the man exited the bus, police officials arrested him. They allegedly found 217 bags of heroin in his possession, along with more than seven grams of crack cocaine. Police did not indicate how they knew [...]

Drug charges: Bus passenger arrested for alleged possession2018-06-05T00:00:00+00:00

Drug charges: Defense strategy choice needs careful consideration

Any person facing criminal charges in New York will likely explore defense options. When it comes to drug charges for possession, several defense strategies are available for those who do not plead guilty. A defendant might claim that officers violated his or her Fourth Amendment rights during the search and seizure procedure if the seized drugs were not in plain sight but obtained without consent. Denying ownership of the drugs might be a viable defense if there were others present at the time when police found the drugs.A crime lab must analyze any seized drugs before the prosecution can prove them to be illicit. The lab worker who did the analysis must then testify in the court at the trial. The actual drugs must be produced at trial, and with [...]

Drug charges: Defense strategy choice needs careful consideration2018-05-29T00:00:00+00:00

Drug charges follow discovery of stash worth over $1.2 million

Facing criminal charges in New York can have severe consequences, and those in such situations typically seek legal counsel as soon as possible. This was likely also the first step taken by a 42-year-old Oswego City man after his arrest on drug charges. The Oswego County Drug Task Force, which comprises members of several law enforcement agencies, reported the arrest on a recent Monday.According to court documents, the task force obtained a search warrant for the accused man's apartment and proceeded with a search at about 4 p.m. A report indicates that the street value of the seized drugs totals approximately $1,222,410. It includes 62.1 grams of crack cocaine, 324.3 grams of heroin and 1,230 grams of fentanyl. The latter is said to be worth $1 million.Reportedly, the man faces [...]

Drug charges follow discovery of stash worth over $1.2 million2018-05-11T00:00:00+00:00

Drug charges: Suspect arrested after alleged client’s overdose

It is essential for New York residents to know and understand their legal rights whenever they are suspected of or accused of criminal conduct. For example, what is said and done at the time of an arrest on drug charges could be vital when the case goes to court. Suspects must remember that criminal convictions are based on proof beyond a reasonable doubt, and until the prosecution can establish that, the accused individuals will remain innocent in the eyes of the law.A 28-year-old man from a neighboring state was recently arrested in Orange County after an investigation that was a collaboration between New York State Police investigators and the City Police Department of Port Jervis. Reportedly, the man's arrest followed the overdose death of another person who allegedly bought the [...]

Drug charges: Suspect arrested after alleged client’s overdose2018-04-26T00:00:00+00:00

Text messages sent before overdose lead to drug charges

Understandably, being accused of criminal activities can cause anxiety and concern. Anyone in New York in such a situation will likely explore his or her defense options. That is likely the focus of a 24-year-old Buffalo man who is facing drug charges, including possession of heroin with the intention to distribute the illegal drugs.The assistant U.S. attorney who is handling the case reported that the charges follow investigations into an overdose-related death. The case involves a Hamburg man who overdosed on heroin and died on March 26. Reportedly, special agents from the Drug Enforcement Agency along with Hamburg Police Department detectives managed to trace text messages on the deceased victim's cellphone back to the accused man.These messages enabled detectives to identify the Buffalo man as the person who supplied the [...]

Text messages sent before overdose lead to drug charges2018-04-12T00:00:00+00:00

New York man arrested on drug charges

Drug charges in New York can lead to long prison sentences and many unwanted personal consequences. After being pulled over for speeding, a New York man was recently arrested for driving under the influence and drug possession. The 27-year-old man is facing criminal charges for DUI, drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and other related traffic offenses. According to authorities, after being stopped for a speeding violation, authorities discovered the man was operating his vehicle while under the influence of drugs and claimed that marijuana was found in his vehicle.Drug charges can have harsh consequences for those who are facing them. Accused individuals face lengthy prison sentences, fines and other potential penalties and consequences associated with drug charges. When an accused individual is taken into the criminal justice system, it [...]

New York man arrested on drug charges2018-04-08T00:00:00+00:00

New York cab driver faces drug charges

A New York City cab driver was arrested and is facing drug charges. A federal drug agent apparently stopped the driver after receiving a tip about a scheduled drug transaction to take place over the weekend. Law enforcement authorities approached the parked cab and ordered the driver out of the car. The officers proceeded to search the vehicle and allegedly found a bag with 3.3 pounds of crystal methamphetamine in the spare tire area of the trunk. The driver was then arrested, charged, and held on $1 million bail in a local jail. He may even be deported to his birthplace, the Dominican Republic.Under the Fourth Amendment, people are protected from illegal searches and seizures. This means that officers are not permitted to search any place where you have a [...]

New York cab driver faces drug charges2018-02-22T00:00:00+00:00

Former New York Yankee faces drug trafficking charges

Drug trafficking or drug distribution often results in more serious consequences than drug possession alone. Any drug arrest, however, can lead to significant jail time, depending on the type of drugs, quantity, circumstances and criminal history of the accused. Former MLB all-star, Esteban Loaiza, was recently arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking.The former Yankees pitcher was arrested after packages containing a white powder, appearing to be cocaine, were found at his home. Loaiza was stopped for a minor traffic violation. The vehicle was apparently under surveillance, as authorities suspected it was used to smuggle drugs.Officers then searched the vehicle and found a compartment used to conceal contraband. Once they obtained a warrant, officers searched the home and apparently found approximately 20 kilograms of what they believe is cocaine, worth close [...]

Former New York Yankee faces drug trafficking charges2018-02-15T00:00:00+00:00

How can our attorneys help fight against drug charges?

If one faces drug charges, like possession or distribution of an illegal substance in New York, one could face years in prison, if convicted. The severity of the consequences will often depend on the quantity, the type of drugs and what one intended to do with those drugs. Prosecutors will do everything in their power to get the harshest sentence possible, even if the accused did not do the crime. Fortunately, the attorneys at Braunfotel & Frendel, LLC, are on the side of the accused and can help defend against charges.We are focused on making sure that our clients receive the lightest sentence possible. We will thoroughly evaluate the case and collect as much evidence as possible before deciding the next steps. In some cases, we will see that the [...]

How can our attorneys help fight against drug charges?2017-12-28T00:00:00+00:00
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