New York Drug Crime Lawyer
Drug Crimes and Your Immigration Status
Drug crimes are prosecuted aggressively and require the intelligent defense efforts of a New York immigration defense attorney. Certain drug crimes are federal offenses, some are considered felonies and in some instances, drug crime charges can result in removal proceedings being initiated against you. The severity of your charges and the consequences depend on the type and amount of drug involved, the specific crime allegedly committed and the presence of any aggravating factors such as the involvement of children. Your criminal record can also have a bearing on how the prosecution pursues your case and any penalties ordered by the court.
Drug charges can be filed for possession (including illegal possession of prescription drugs), sales, cultivation or manufacturing, transportation, importation, trafficking, prescription fraud and drug conspiracy. As an Immigrant or non-immigrant, it is vital you seek immediate legal assistance if accused or arrested on drug related charges. The sooner your legal counsel comes on board, the more opportunity there is to defend your rights and seek ways to have your charges dropped or reduced. This in itself may save you from deportation.
Defending Immigrants Charged with Drug Crimes
The Portela Law Firm's legal team will work relentlessly to build your best defense of your criminal case and your immigration rights. With over 20 years in practice, founding partner Manuel Portela is qualified to address all types of cases at state and federal level and has successfully resolved thousands of cases. The attorneys and staff at the firm also speak Spanish and are standing by to help in any way they can.
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