Long Island Attorney Helping Teens
Drug abuse is the scourge of the next generation. Working with various community organizations and churches, the attorneys of Rudolph F.X. Migliore, P.C. have seen an epidemic rise in drug use, resulting in needless destruction of ives. Suffolk County alone suffers hundreds of fatal overdoses every year.
Avoid Becoming a Victim
Many drug abusers today are teenagers, who often start using drugs at very young ages. There are a multitude of reasons why today’s teenagers use drugs, from wanting peer group acceptance, to feeling a sense of emptiness in their lives. Unfortunately, drug abuse victimizes young adults from all demographics of Suffolk County, including upper, middle and lower class homes. Many do not realize the consequences of drug abuse until it is too late. When representing teens, our law firm interacts with a variety of drug counselors, rehabilitation centers, clergy and other resources to help our client free themselves of their addiction.
Don’t Be Put At Risk
Amateurs manufacture certain drugs, such as methamphetamine, in back-room labs and often mix the drugs with other chemicals. People who use these drugs trust their lives to an unknown individual with no scientific training and put their health and perhaps their life at risk.
The Penalties of Drug Use in New York
In New York, laws that pertain to possession of a controlled substance can be quite severe and result in a sentence in a state penitentiary. Possession of a controlled substance over a certain weight carries a legal presumption that it was possessed with the intent to sell. A conviction in such a case will carry enhanced incarceration even though an actual sale did not take place.
Receive Legal Help
At the law office of Rudolph F. X. Migliore, P.C., we are here to help. If you or a family member are facing drug charges, it is important to seek legal advice and guidance as soon as possible and never assume you have no legal defense.
As your attorney, we will investigate all aspects of your arrest. Lack of probable cause, illegal search and seizure or other circumstances may weaken the prosecution’s case against you. We will protect your legal rights and fight for the best possible resolution, seeking dismissal, reduction of the charges or alternatives such as probation, community service or drug counseling in lieu of a jail or prison sentence.
If you are facing misdemeanor or felony drug charges, call the Long Island law office of Rudolph F. X. Migliore, P.C. at (631) 543-3663 to arrange an appointment and learn how an experienced criminal defense attorney can make a difference in the outcome of your case.