Category: Criminal Defense

  • Can someone be charged with drug offenses over items in a vehicle?

    Can someone be charged with drug offenses over items in a vehicle?

    Many people who are accused of drug crimes in New York get arrested for actual possession. Stop-and-frisk encounters with police may lead to them uncovering something illegal in an individual’s pockets or bag. Other times, those accused of unlawfully possessing drugs didn’t have them in their pockets or on their person but were near the…

  • How does the drug court program work?

    How does the drug court program work?

    The drug court program differs from the traditional criminal court process. It is often utilized on behalf of those who have been accused of nonviolent drug offenses. They are allowed to participate in the drug court program instead of being sentenced and potentially serving a term in prison. If they complete the program properly, going…

  • 3 kinds of prescription drugs that often lead to criminal charges

    3 kinds of prescription drugs that often lead to criminal charges

    The government controls access to prescription medications because of the risk they pose to the public. Every medication comes with some degree of risk, and proper medical oversight is crucial to ensure someone’s safety while taking medication and the safety of the general public. Although someone with a prescription from their doctor in theory has…

  • Understanding the New York State 911 Good Samaritan Law

    Understanding the New York State 911 Good Samaritan Law

    When kids go off to college, they’re exposed to all kinds of new people and experiences – not all of them positive. If your child finds themselves in a situation where they believe someone is suffering a drug overdose, they should never be afraid to seek help. Unfortunately, too many people have died from drug…

  • Can people actually tell if you’re on drugs?

    You know that the police can conduct drug tests to see if you’ve been using illegal substances or not. For instance, many different types of drugs will show up for 90 days in hair tests. They could also use blood tests or urine tests, which will show evidence of past drug use, though not for…

  • 3 housekeeping issues that could lead to drug charges

    Sometimes, innocent things that you do in your daily life lead to intense scrutiny from others. Behavior that seems normal to you could make other people think you have some involvement in the drug trade. Your social behaviors and personality could trick people into suspecting you of drug-related misconduct. The way that you maintain your…

  • How can you protect yourself after a drug charge on campus?

    When you moved into your dorm for your first year of school, your thoughts may have been, “Finally, I’m free!” You may have felt you could do whatever you wanted or come home at any time of the night or morning. You may have also considered enjoying a recreational drug in your dorm room. You…

  • Using an illegal search as a defense to drug charges

    The United States Constitution and the Supreme Court provide us all with important protections against police overreach and abuse by outlining the protocol that police must follow when arresting someone. If the police fail to follow these protocols, any arrest they make or evidence they seize will be invalid. It’s important to know your rights,…

  • What are the most common pharmacy errors?

    When people think of medical malpractice claims, they may get an image of a surgeon preforming a procedure incorrectly or something similar. These errors prove to be the exception rather than the rule. The most common type of medical malpractice occurs around prescription medication. A doctor may issue the wrong drug to be filled, a…

  • A doctor’s empathy for patients could cost their medical license

    Most people go into medicine because they want to help others. They recognize that their compassion and intelligence make them uniquely capable of diagnosing and treating the maladies that impact the human experience. In order to secure a medical license, physicians first have to attend years of school. They also have to pass a grueling…