Monroe County Drug Possession Attorney
If you are facing drug crimes charges — whether this is your first arrest or a subsequent accusation — you deserve advice and information from a reliable, honest and experienced criminal defense lawyer.
The potential penalties for conviction of most drug crimes can be serious, including the real possibility of jail time. What's more, the penalties don't end when your sentence does. Individuals whose criminal record shows a drug-related criminal conviction often struggle to get federal financial aid, jobs and even housing due to background checks.
Experienced Drug Crimes Defense From a Former Local Prosecutor
From my solo law practice, the Law Office of Kenneth C. Hyland, I represent individuals throughout Rochester and beyond who are accused of misdemeanor and felony offenses. I have been practicing law for more than 30 years, and I am a former district attorney who has turned my attention to protecting the rights of the accused. My law practice focuses exclusively on criminal defense.
I handle all manner of drug crimes cases, including:
- Drug possession
- Possession with intent to sell
- Drug manufacturing and distribution
- Drug trafficking
I am available to work with clients who are accused of crimes involving any type of street drug or prescription narcotic, including marijuana, meth and heroin. I work with both first-time and repeat offenders, and I am knowledgeable about the various diversion programs offered by local criminal courts.
Guarding Constitutional Rights in Drug Crimes Cases
Mounting successful defenses in drug crimes cases often boils down to constitutional questions about search and seizure. I make a thorough investigation in every case, examining the police and prosecutors' tactics to determine whether any constitutional violations were committed that may invalidate the prosecution. Where constitutional violations are absent, I negotiate plea bargains or take my clients' cases to trial to fight for not-guilty verdicts. I am a seasoned trial lawyer, always ready to present my clients' cases before a judge or jury.
Schedule a free consultation with a Rochester drug crimes lawyer. Call my office toll free at 888-813-0757 or contact me online.