Queens Vicodin Possession Lawyers
Vicodin is a prescription brand name for a powerful narcotic pain reliever called hydrocodone. Possession of this medication without a prescription can be a felony offense, meaning that it is one of the more serious drug crimes to be charged with. The state of New York explicitly spells out their drug laws in regards to possession, and they have a standard by which prosecutors must prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt, just like any other legal case out there.
A good Vicodin possession lawyer takes on your case even before arraignment and ensures that you have your best chance for a positive outcome. Despite the fact that drug possession is a very serious offense in New York, there are many possible defenses that your legal team can use.
Facing Arraignment On Drug Possession
Your arraignment is a court proceeding where you will be read the charges against you. In response to those charges, you can enter a plea. Your plea during your arraignment will determine the next steps in your case. If you plead guilty, you will be sentenced. Keep in mind that for felony drug possession cases, you can receive many years in prison, and you will have a felony on your record after release that will affect you for the rest of your life. It’s never wise to plead guilty before discussing your case with an attorney.
The burden of proof is on the prosecution, so your defense team will be able to either negotiate a plea bargain or they will be able to present a defense that might reduce or even dismiss your charges. More than likely, though, even if you are guilty, a good defense lawyer will be able to get you a “best possible scenario,” such as a year or more of probation whereby you can prove yourself to the court and escape serious prison time.
Contacting A Lawyer Soon
There’s no reason to wait to contact a lawyer. You are going to need that lawyer by your side every step of the way: Throughout the arraignment, during any probationary period you have, to give you legal advice about behavior before your case is resolved, or in the event of a plea bargain that allows you to get the best possible outcome for a guilty plea. Many courts are open to alternative punishments as well that don’t include prison time. For example, drug court is one such alternative to prison that allows drug offenders to prove themselves with a special set of rules and regulations during a “free” period out in society again.
A felony is a serious offense and possession of Vicodin will fall into this category. If you’re charged with this crime, there’s no time to waste in contacting Queens Vicodin possession lawyers. Your legal team here will defend you from the moment you give us the opportunity to, with everything in our power to represent you in a court of law and after your case is resolved. The bulk of the time, a guilty possession case is going to carry some consequences with it. If you get probation, we’ll be there to help you successfully complete it with prompt answers and prompt representation every time you need us. If you receive drug court, we’ll help you navigate this often difficult time in life, with clear outlines of the rules you must live by and representation if you’re accused of breaking them.
Our lawyers are experienced, knowledgeable, and the best at what they do. If you need a possession lawyer, there’s no better number to call than ours.
May 17, 2018
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