Nassau County, New York Drug Crime Attorney
At Lerner & Lerner, P.C., we provide award-winning representation for every client, regardless of their personal history or the criminal charges involved. We are former prosecutors with more than 70 years of collective experience, and we make it our mission to help people like you fight for their best interests in court. We know what’s at stake, and we are prepared to use our insider knowledge to your advantage.
We take client service very seriously and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When you call us at (516) 586-0383, we call you back right away. We also provide free initial consultations in person, over the phone, and via video, so that you can get the help you need as soon as possible.
What Constitutes a Drug Crime in Nassau County, New York?
Drug crimes may take a variety of forms. According to both state and federal drug possession laws, it is a crime to possess illegal controlled substances such as:
- Club drugs
It is also illegal to use or possess painkillers without a prescription, have drugs in your possession with the intent to sell them to others, cultivate or manufacture drugs on your property, and transport illegal drugs across state and national lines, in addition to a variety of other drug-related offenses. You can even be convicted of a drug crime if police find that you are in possession of drug-related objects (called “paraphernalia”), such as bongs, syringes, etc.
Potential Consequences of Drug Crimes in New York
A drug crime charge in New York can turn your life upside down. If you are convicted of a drug crime, it will go on your permanent record, which is available to the public, and you may experience painful consequences, such as:
- Heavy fines
- Time in jail or prison
- Loss of professional license(s)
- Revocation of or restrictions on your driver’s license
- Job loss
- Harm to your reputation and credibility
- Deportation proceedings
- Mandatory community service
- Unfavorable impressions on the court in future legal proceedings you may be involved in, such as family matters
Solid Defense Against Drug Charges on Long Island
At Lerner & Lerner, P.C., we defend individuals in Nassau County and surrounding areas who have been charged with all types of drug crimes, including but not limited to:
- Possession of marijuana, cocaine, heroin or other illegal drugs
- Prescription drug crimes, including possession of painkillers (without a prescription)
- Drug possession charges involving large quantities and the intent to distribute
- Drug offenses that involve firearms or other aggravating factors
We will conduct a full investigation of facts and circumstances to find out if authorities followed constitutional requirements and had probable cause for any search and seizure that may have taken place. In many instances, the court will provide the option to attend an outpatient or inpatient drug treatment program that will result in a lesser charge or dropped charges, and we can help you arrange it.
Protect Your Rights. Call Us Today.
Richard W. Lerner and Kimberly D. Lerner are aggressive criminal defense attorneys who are always direct and honest in our dealings with clients. We will answer your questions and provide you with realistic advice, so that you can make informed decisions on questions such as whether to move for dismissal or plea bargain, or to undertake an early intervention program, or go to trial.
Kim was patient/understanding and easy to work with.- Dan
There is simply no one else to trust with DWI or other criminal charges in Nassau County than this attorney.- Rob
Guided me every step of the way. She's very caring and understanding- Yurman
She is so smart and well respected in the courts.- B.
She is so reasonable and will really listen. I strongly recommend her.- Jennifer