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Westchester Narcotics Charges Lawyers

By Spodek Law Group | July 27, 2023
(Last Updated On: October 15, 2023)

Last Updated on: 15th October 2023, 07:30 am

Dealing with Drug Charges in Westchester County, NY

Getting charged with drug possession or trafficking can be an incredibly stressful and frightening experience. As a Westchester County resident, you may be wondering what potential penalties you face and how to navigate the legal system to achieve the best possible outcome. This article provides an overview of common drug charges in Westchester, potential defenses, and how an experienced criminal defense lawyer can help.

Understanding Westchester’s Drug Laws

New York has strict drug laws, and Westchester County is no exception. The specific charges and penalties depend on the type and amount of drugs involved. Some key things to know:

  • Possession of small amounts of marijuana – up to 25 grams – is decriminalized in NY. You’ll get a fine for a first offense. But more than 25g is a misdemeanor[1].
  • Possession of any amount of illegal hard drugs like cocaine, heroin, LSD is a felony under NYS law[2].
  • The penalties get harsher as the weight increases. For example, possession of over 4 oz of cocaine is a Class A-I felony with up to 20 years in prison[3].
  • Selling drugs in Westchester is also a felony. This includes everything from low-level dealing to operating a major trafficking ring[4].
  • School zone enhancements can add years to a sentence if drugs are sold near a school or park.

This shows why it’s so important to get experienced legal help when facing drug charges in Westchester County. The stakes are high.

Common Defenses Against Drug Charges

Although NY drug laws are strict, there are defenses an attorney can use to get charges reduced or dismissed. Some options include:

  • Illegal search and seizure – If police didn’t have probable cause for a search, evidence may be suppressed[6].
  • Entrapment – Undercover officers can’t coerce someone into committing a crime they wouldn’t normally do.
  • Misidentification – Eyewitnesses make mistakes. You may be falsely accused.
  • Possession vs trafficking – There’s a huge difference between having a small amount for personal use rather than selling.
  • No knowledge – Drugs may have been planted in your home or car without your knowledge.

A good lawyer will thoroughly investigate the facts of your case to determine if any defenses apply. Don’t assume that just because drugs were found, you don’t have options.

Why Hire an Experienced Drug Crimes Attorney?

Trying to navigate Westchester’s criminal justice system alone can be overwhelming. Drug cases involve complex laws and procedures. Police and prosecutors have far more experience than the average citizen.

Here are some key benefits of hiring a local drug crimes lawyer:

  • They understand the judges, prosecutors and how the system works in Westchester County. This helps in plea negotiations.
  • They can identify weaknesses in the prosecution’s case and build an aggressive defense.
  • They know how to gather exculpatory evidence through investigations and subpoenas.
  • They have relationships with experts like toxicologists who can help dispute drug testing procedures.
  • They can advocate for drug treatment programs instead of jail time.
  • Their credibility with judges and prosecutors leads to better outcomes.

Don’t take chances with your future. An experienced narcotics defense attorney can make all the difference.

Finding the Right Westchester Drug Crimes Lawyer

There are many criminal defense attorneys in Westchester County. However, you want a lawyer who regularly handles drug cases and knows how to beat them. Here are some tips for finding the best attorney:

  • Look for 10+ years of experience specifically handling drug charges in Westchester courts.
  • Ask about their success record getting charges dismissed or reduced.
  • Choose a lawyer who is familiar with the police agencies and labs handling your case.
  • Understand how they develop defense strategies and approach plea negotiations.
  • Be sure they have resources to take cases to trial if needed.
  • Ask if they handle related issues like asset forfeiture and driver’s license suspensions.
  • Meet with the attorney in person to evaluate their commitment to your case.

Don’t leave your fate to chance. Interview several lawyers and choose the one who inspires the most confidence. This is a decision you won’t regret.


Being arrested on drug charges in Westchester County can derail your future. These cases must be handled carefully from the start to achieve the best resolution. An experienced local drug crimes lawyer has the skills and knowledge to protect your rights and freedom. Don’t go it alone against police and prosecutors. With an attorney’s help, you can move forward with the least disruption to your life.


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