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Manhattan Drug Crimes Defense Attorney

Brooklyn Drug Offenses Attorney

Lawyer for Those Facing Drug-Related Charges in Brooklyn, Queens, and The Bronx

Being charged with a drug crime is always a serious situation. The penalties associated with a drug-related conviction in the state of New York are often very severe and life-changing. The compassionate team at The Law Firm of Gregory J. Watford, Esq., PLLC understands that you might feel alone and isolated when you are facing charges for drug offenses, and we are here to offer you hope. We have the resources and tools to fight for your rights and to protect your best interests in all types of drug-related criminal proceedings.

Brooklyn Attorney for Possession of a Controlled Substance

The law in New York State was recently amended to dramatically reduce the criminal penalties that were previously associated with marijuana possession, but you could still face charges depending on how much you allegedly had in your possession. The state's laws that address the possession of other substances, however, are still in effect, and if you are convicted, you could face serious criminal consequences.

The knowledgeable team at The Law Firm of Gregory J. Watford, Esq., PLLC is ready and willing to help you defend against charges related to the possession, distribution, sale, and manufacturing of any type of controlled substance, including but not limited to:

  • Cocaine;
  • Crack cocaine;
  • Heroin;
  • Fentanyl;
  • More than two ounces of marijuana;
  • Methamphetamines;
  • MDMA;
  • Ecstasy;
  • PCP; and
  • Prescription medications.

In almost all drug cases, the severity of criminal charges and possible penalties depend on several factors, including the specific drug or drugs in question and the amount found by police or other authorities. Drug-related charges in New York can range from misdemeanor charges punishable by probation and fines up to major felony charges with the possibility of many years in state prison.

Trusted Experience and Legal Knowledge

Attorney Gregory J. Watford is a seasoned criminal defense lawyer with over 25 years of legal experience. He also has more than a decade of experience working in law enforcement. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Watford worked as an investigator for several agencies, including the Kings County District Attorney's office. After receiving his law degree, he served as an assistant district attorney in New York County, where he was involved with the prosecution of various street crimes, including drug offenses. From crime scenes to the courtroom, Mr. Watford has been involved with the entire criminal process, and he is ready to put his experience to work on your behalf.

Defending Against Drug Charges in Nassau County and Westchester County

As a former prosecutor, Mr. Watford is fully aware of how important physical evidence is in a drug case. In many cases, the state's primary evidence is likely to be drugs, cash, and other items found during a police search prior to or at the time of your arrest. If the police did not follow proper procedures, your rights under the Fourth Amendment might have been compromised. We will conduct a full review of your arrest and the details of the search that produced the evidence. When appropriate, we will fight to have the evidence suppressed, which could lead to a full dismissal of the charges filed against you.

Our team will also work with you in exploring other options for protecting your future. Depending on the circumstances, you may be eligible for a diversion program or a drug treatment program instead of jail time. At The Law Firm of Gregory J. Watford, Esq., PLLC, our goal is to help you avoid a conviction and to stay out of jail, and we will assist you in considering all avenues for doing so.

Schedule a Confidential Consultation

If you or someone you love has been charged with a drug-related offense in New York City, contact our office to get the guidance you need. Call 646-580-6675 for a confidential consultation and case review today. We will help you make the best possible decisions for moving forward. Our firm serves clients in New York County, Queens County, Bronx County, Kings County, Westchester County, Nassau County, Rockland County, and the surrounding areas.

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