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Crack Cocaine Possession and Trafficking Defense

Crack cocaine possession and trafficking charges carry significant penalties that can impact your future. If you have been charged with crack cocaine possession or trafficking, you should contact the New York crack cocaine possession & trafficking lawyers from Spodek Law Group, PC for legal advice and representation.

Understanding the Legal Landscape

Crack cocaine possession and trafficking cases are subject to a variety of complex laws and procedures. Many cases may have certain defenses that are not always obvious. If you have been charged with possession or trafficking, you should contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to better ensure that your rights are protected. If you are under investigation for these types of crimes, you should also contact an attorney to assist you during the investigation.

Challenging Prosecution

Because crack cocaine possession and trafficking cases involve illegal controlled substances, the prosecution must be able to prove that the drugs are what they claim. This often requires the prosecution to utilize lab experts and other testing procedures. In order for the lab or test results to be admissible into evidence in your case, certain procedures must have been followed. Sometimes, law enforcement fails to follow the correct procedures. This can draw doubt into the validity of the lab results and give rise to a defense in your case. An experienced crack cocaine possession & trafficking lawyer will be well familiar with all of these procedures.

Constitutional Rights and Defense Strategies

Other defenses may also be available if the police violated your constitutional rights. If the police obtained the drugs or other evidence without probable cause or a warrant, then that evidence may be excluded from evidence. Also, if you made incriminating statements, but were not properly advised of your Miranda rights, those statements could also be removed from consideration in your case. There may be numerous defenses available in your case, which may not be readily apparent. Because of this, you should hire a criminal defense attorney to review the police report and other evidence used to charge you with the crime. An attorney will be able to identify whether any possible defenses are present.

George FernandezGeorge Fernandez
14:16 30 Apr 24
Excellent 10 out of 10, Helped resolve my case. Jeremy explained everything and made everything easy to understand.
21:33 24 Apr 24
If you are looking for a lawyer that listens, is aggressive where needed, and holds his word above all else, Todd is the best pick. I had hired multiple attorneys prior to hiring the Spodek Group for a white collar case. The first thing that stood out to me was the cost, as anyone going through the process and dealing with the system, money was tight at that time - especially after hiring and firing multiple lawyers. The cost was not as high as others which was definitely a plus. Todd's intake process was also unlike other attorneys. He took the time to actually listen. He cared. He was trying to put himself in my shoes while I was explaining the situation to him and he really took the time to understand the whole situation. Other lawyers will give you 15 mins and send you a retainer agreement. Not Todd, I think he spent almost two hours with me as I was explaining everything.Not only was he great during the onboarding process, he was supportive and very informative through the entire plea process and eventually sentencing. After hiring him, I asked if I should hire a prison consultant, he told me to save my money as he would do everything they would. He was right and held up to his word. Later on I would hear from others that went with the prison consultants that they were a waste of money - I am glad I listened to Todd!When it came time for sentencing, two days prior to sentencing, the prosecutor tried increasing my proposed prison time by almost double - apparently a normal move. Todd and his team worked with me non-stop through the weekend prior to sentencing to ensure that I was not given additional prison time. Again, he took the time to listen and came up with a strategy to explain the case with great detail.Unfortunately, I did plead guilty as that was my best option. Todd and his whole team wrote up nearly 300 pages of a summary of what happened and why I should not be given prison time. If I breakdown the amount I spent with Todd versus the amount of work that I saw being done, I am shocked I was not charged four times as much. The other benefit was, a lot of criminal defense lawyers were just a single attorney with a paralegal or two. Todd had a team of people that I dealt with (5-7 people that I interacted with), but he was ALWAYS accessible. It would never take him more than an hour to reply unless he was in court.I was sentenced to prison and I was emotionally distraught. Todd and his team did whatever they could even after sentencing to make sure I was alright. He personally stayed in touch with my family to ensure I was doing alright and offered support to them. Most lawyers would consider the job complete at sentencing, not Todd.After prison, Todd still spent time with me to make sure I was on the right track and avoiding any potential risks in the future. He has also been giving advice on how to navigate probation etc and has not been looking at the clock for billing.Although I wish I had never been arrested in the first place, I am glad I had Todd and his team in my corner. Without them I likely would have had to spend a lot more time in prison than I did.Thank you, Todd, and the entire Spodek Law team, for helping turn what was a nightmare into a manageable situation!
Yelva Saint-PreuxYelva Saint-Preux
19:26 19 Apr 24
I am immensely grateful to the entire team at Spodek Law Group for their unwavering dedication and exceptional expertise throughout my case. From our initial consultation to the final resolution, their professionalism and tireless advocacy made all the difference. Their strategic approach and attention to detail instilled confidence in me every step of the way.Thanks to their hard work and commitment, we achieved a truly favorable outcome that exceeded my expectations. Not only did they navigate the complexities of my case with precision, but they also provided invaluable support and guidance during what was undoubtedly a challenging time. I cannot recommend Spodek Law Group highly enough, especially attorneys Todd Spodek and Claire Banks; they are beacons of excellence in the legal profession.YSP.
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18:08 18 Apr 24
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17:48 18 Apr 24
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20:45 15 Mar 24
Believe every single review here about Alex Z!! From our initial consultation, it was evident that Alex possessed a profound understanding of criminal law and a fierce dedication to his clients rights. Throughout the entirety of my case, Alex exhibited unparalleled professionalism and unwavering commitment. What sets Alex apart is not only his legal expertise but also his genuine compassion for his clients. He took the time to thoroughly explain my case, alleviating any concerns I had along the way. His exact words were “I’m not worried about it”. His unwavering support and guidance were invaluable throughout the entire process. I am immensely grateful for Alex's exceptional legal representation and wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone in need of a skilled criminal defense attorney. Alex Z is not just a lawyer; he is a beacon of hope for those navigating the complexities of the legal system. If you find yourself in need of a dedicated and competent legal advocate, look no further than Alex Z.
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16:26 15 Mar 24
I don’t know where to start, I can write a novel about this firm, but one thing I will say is that having my best interest was their main priority since the beginning of my case which was back in Winter 2019. Miss Claire Banks, one of the best Attorneys in the firm represented me very well and was very professional, respectful, and truthful. Not once did she leave me in the dark, in fact she presented all options and routes that could possibly be considered for my case and she reinsured me that no matter what I decided to do, her and the team will have my back and that’s exactly what happened. Not only will I be liberated from this case, also, I will enjoy my freedom and continue to be a mother to my first born son and will have no restrictions with accomplishing my goals in life. Now that’s what I call victory!! I thank the Lord, My mother, Claire, and the Spodek team for standing by me and fighting with me. Words can’t describe how grateful I am to have the opportunity to work with this team. I’m very satisfied, very pleased with their performance, their hard work, and their diligence.Thank you team!
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01:37 25 Jan 24
I recently had Spodek Law Group represent me for a legal matter in NYC and I am thoroughly impressed with their services.Alex Zhik secured the best possible outcome for my case.It was a seamless journey from the initial consultation to the resolution of my legal matter. From the moment I spoke to Todd about my case, his enthusiasm to help was evident, setting a positive tone for the entire experience. The efficiency and professionalism displayed by the team is commendable.A particularly noteworthy aspect of their service is their user-friendly portal to upload your documents/evidence. This not only simplified the process, but showcases their commitment to streamline the client experience.Lastly, in an industry where legal fees can often be a concern, I found their pricing to be very reasonable, making needing legal assistance feel accessible and stress-free.I am grateful for their support and wouldn't hesitate to turn to them again in the future.

Legal Representation and Court Proceedings

After you are formally charged, a crack cocaine possession & trafficking lawyer can represent you in court and help you understand what is happening. If you have formal court hearings where evidence is presented and witness are called, then a criminal defense attorney can appear in court and advocate on your behalf. An attorney will make sure the prosecution is held to their burdens of proof and plays by the rules. An attorney will raise objections when necessary and can cross-examine witnesses.

Crack cocaine possession & trafficking lawyers will be able to draw upon their experience to help you understand the possible outcomes of your case. If your case has limited defenses available, then an attorney can seek to negotiate a plea agreement on your behalf. Regardless of the path of your case, an attorney will protect your rights throughout the process and will help you make informed decisions.

Consequences and Defense Strategy

Crack cocaine possession & trafficking charges can result in significant consequences, including fines, jail, probation, treatment requirements, loss of rights, among other things. It is important that you understand what consequences are likely, so you can decide how to proceed. Far too many persons charged with these crimes merely plead guilty, without understanding all of the possible repercussions. A criminal defense attorney will explain what consequences may arise from your case and may pursue action to reduce the effect of a conviction.

Seeking Justice and Advocacy

Experienced crack cocaine possession & trafficking lawyers from Spodek Law Group, PC know what it takes to defeat possession and trafficking charges. They know what defenses to look for and can review your case for potential defenses. They strive to zealously advocate for their clients to seek the best outcome available under the circumstances. Their attorneys will answer any questions you have and can help you make informed decisions about your case. If you have a legitimate defense, they can take your case to trial and require the prosecution to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.

Powder Cocaine (Possession and Trafficking) Lawyers

Understanding Powder Cocaine Laws

When you think about cocaine, you probably think about a white powder that is often packaged in a small plastic bag. It is often sold by the gram in many locations, including New York. The drug is derived from the coca plant that is often grown in South America. However, there are other ways to get cocaine instead of going to South America to make a purchase. Some people will cut cocaine with other substances to make it look like there is a substantial amount. This means that the person buying the drug doesn’t really know what is in the bag as it could be a small amount of cocaine mixed with anything from aspirin that has been made into a powder to a powdered cleaning solution.

Legal Ramifications of Powdered Cocaine Possession and Trafficking

There are federal and state laws in place that make possession and trafficking of powdered cocaine a law no matter how much you have on your possession. You can also be charged if you have any of the equipment that is associated with cocaine use. Laws have classified cocaine as a product that is among the narcotics that has a potential for abuse and dependency. Coca leaves are also included in the laws that have been made, so if you are in possession of the leaves themselves, you can be charged. The type of charge will depend on the amount of cocaine that you have on you when you are found in possession. A small amount is usually classified as a misdemeanor. If you have a significant amount, usually over a gram, along with items that could be used for trafficking, then you will likely be charged with a felony.

Defining Possession and Constructive Control

A simple possession is when you have a small amount on your person and know that it’s there. You could have it in your pocket or in a purse or wallet. The fact that you know that you have the drug is enough for you to be charged as you know that it’s illegal to have it for use. However, if you get a box that you think is baking soda or another white powder without knowing that it’s really cocaine, then you usually won’t be charged.

Another way that you could be charged is by constructively having control over the cocaine. An example would be having the drug in a suitcase and being stopped while going through airport security. Another example would be when an officer finds a bag of cocaine under a bush while you’re parked beside the bush. Charges can be filed if an officer finds cocaine in a home that is owned or rented. If the drug is found in a hotel room, then every person in the room could be charged unless someone wants to come forward and admit that the drug is actually theirs. A club manager can be charged with possession if someone leaves a bag of cocaine in a bathroom or in any other area of the club. Without knowing who left the bag there, then the owner would be responsible. There are even ways for officers to charge people who receive packages in the mail that contain cocaine. This involves a little more investigating on the part of the officer and the post office, but it’s possible. Prosecutors must be able to prove that the person had control over the cocaine in order for a charge to stick. This is when an attorney can help you with the charges that you have received.

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