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Facing Drug Charges? Lawyer James Egan Has Your Back.

If you’re facing drug-related accusations, you need a defense that’s as relentless as the prosecution. Attorney James Egan offers an aggressive, knowledgeable and strategic approach to your criminal defense.

With over 15 years of experience and a history as a former prosecutor, attorney Egan has managed thousands of cases. He has been named among the Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys for Rochester in 2024 by TrustAnalytica. His experience is not just in the courtroom; he also shapes future legal minds as a criminal law teacher at SUNY Brockport.

Understanding Drug Offenses In New York

In New York, drug charges can vary widely. Each comes with its own set of legal challenges. Common charges that attorney Egan handles include:

  • Possession – Knowingly possessing a controlled substance.
  • Intent to distribute – Possessing with the purpose of selling or distributing.
  • Trafficking – Illegally selling, transporting or importing controlled substances.

State Vs. Federal Drug Crimes

Many people don’t realize that they can face drug charges at the state or federal level – or sometimes, both. Whether your offense is state or federal can influence the severity of the charges and the harshness of the penalties. Federal crimes often carry harsher penalties with mandatory minimum prison sentences. Working with a lawyer who understands the specific charges you’re facing is crucial in building a robust defense strategy.

Potential Penalties For A Drug Conviction

Consequences for a drug conviction can result in hefty fines, probation, mandatory treatment programs and imprisonment, depending on the charges. Penalties often escalate with the amount and type of substance involved. The stakes are high, making it critical to have a skilled lawyer in your corner.

Potential Avenues For A Strong Defense Against Drug Crimes

It’s a grave misstep to assume that the prosecution has a slam-dunk case. You may have many potential defenses available to you, including:

  • Unlawful search and seizure: You may have grounds to challenge the legality of how evidence was obtained, including the legal basis for the traffic stop or search.
  • Lack of intent: You might not have had the requisite intent for the specific charge – for example, knowledge or intent to distribute.
  • Constitutional violations: Breaches of your constitutional rights may warrant suppression of evidence or even dismissal of the charges.
  • Insufficient evidence: The prosecution is required to prove your case beyond a reasonable doubt, and gaps in the evidence may prevent them from doing so.

Attorney Egan has a thorough understanding of the potential defenses to drug charges, and he can pinpoint the strongest angle in your case.

Start Working With An Aggressive Ally For Your Defense

Attorney Egan will take the time to help you fully understand your situation. From there, you’ll be able to make an informed decision regarding your choices.

Reach out to James Egan Law today at 585-510-5101 for a personal, determined defense that prioritizes your freedom and future.