Rochester Drug Crime Defense Lawyer

Contact a Rochester Criminal Defense Attorney Today!

New York has tough drug laws, regardless of if you have been accused of possessing, distributing, or trafficking. At The Law Office of Frank Ciardi, we have handled a wide range of drug-related cases, including those involving the most serious drugs ranging from cocaine to meth to heroin and marijuana. Our Rochester criminal defense attorney works with clients in order to develop a defense strategy tailored to your individual needs.

Call (585) 531-1101 to schedule your complimentary case evaluation.

Possible Sentence Enhancements

It can be easy to minimize the gravity of drug possession charges, but think again. You could face additional charges which can heighten the penalties you face. This is why it is so important to retain legal counsel.

You can expect sentence enhancements for:

  • Distributing to someone under 21
  • Paraphernalia
  • Participation in a larger conspiracy
  • Proximity to a school zone
  • Weapons charges
  • Driving while ability impaired

If you have been previously convicted of a felony or if a death or injury resulted from the drug usage, you can also expect a more severe sentence. You can also face a stricter sentence if you used a person under 18 to assist you in dealing drugs.

Call Our Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving Monroe County Today

As someone charged with a drug crime, you could face a penalty as small as 15 days in jail or a fine less than $250 (for illegally possessing marijuana) or as large as 20 years in state penitentiary and a fine of $100,000 (for controlling eight or more ounces of substances containing a narcotic drug). Either way, you can receive a mark on your criminal record, which you do not want.

Because New York drug laws are extremely intricate, they require the knowledge and experience of a legal professional. As a former prosecutor with more than a decade of legal experience, our attorney knows how to fight for the results you need. With so many sentence enhancements on the line, we encourage you to contact our Rochester criminal defense lawyers to ensure your rights remain protected today.

For more information, call our office now at (585) 531-1101!