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Queens Cocaine Possession Lawyers

Queens Cocaine Possession Lawyers: Protecting Your Rights & Freedom

You never thought it would happen to you. Getting arrested for cocaine possession in Queens. The fear, the uncertainty, the dread of what lies ahead. Will you go to jail? Lose your job? Have a permanent criminal record?These are the thoughts racing through your mind as you sit in the cold, stark holding cell. But you don’t have to face this terrifying situation alone. Not when the skilled Queens cocaine possession lawyers at Spodek Law Group are ready to fiercely protect your rights and fight for your freedom.

Understanding Cocaine Possession Charges in Queens

In Queens and throughout New York, cocaine is classified as a highly addictive Schedule II controlled substance. This means possession of any amount is considered a serious crime. The severity of the charges depends on factors like:

  • The quantity of cocaine in your possession
  • Whether you intended to sell or distribute the cocaine
  • If you have any prior drug convictions

For example, possession of even a small amount of cocaine (less than 500 milligrams) is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail. But if you’re caught with 500mg or more, it escalates to a Class D felony with a max sentence of 7 years in prison.And it only gets worse from there. 1/2 ounce or more is a Class B felony with up to 25 years behind bars. 4 ounces or more? Now you’re looking at a Class A-II felony and a potential life sentence.Scary stuff, right? But here’s the good news. Our battle-tested Queens cocaine possession attorneys know exactly how to poke holes in the prosecution’s case and position you for the most favorable outcome possible. We’ll leave no stone unturned in our mission to protect your rights, reputation and freedom.

Challenging the Evidence in Cocaine Possession Cases

Many cocaine possession cases hinge on the admissibility of key evidence – the actual cocaine seized by police. But what if that evidence was obtained illegally through an unlawful search and seizure that violated your 4th Amendment rights? Then it may get suppressed, significantly weakening the prosecution’s case.At Spodek Law Group, we meticulously scrutinize every aspect of the arrest and investigation, searching for any police misconduct or procedural missteps we can use to your advantage. Our Queens cocaine lawyers have a track record of getting damaging evidence thrown out, positioning clients for dismissals, reduced charges, or acquittals at trial.Other common evidentiary issues we look for:

  • Breaks in the chain of custody of the cocaine evidence
  • Failure to properly field test the substance
  • Lab discrepancies in the chemical analysis
  • Mishandling of evidence by police

By challenging the evidence from every angle, we can often cast serious doubt on the prosecution’s case. And that doubt can be the key to your freedom.

Personalized Defense Strategies for Cocaine Charges

No two cocaine possession cases are exactly alike. The defense strategy that works for one client may be totally wrong for another. That’s why our Queens cocaine lawyers take the time to thoroughly understand your unique situation, needs and goals. Only then do we craft a personalized game plan to protect your future.Some common defense strategies we employ:

  • Challenging the legality of the search and seizure
  • Exposing police misconduct or procedural errors
  • Uncovering breaks in the chain of custody of evidence
  • Negotiating for reduced charges or alternative sentencing
  • Arguing constructive possession vs actual possession
  • Presenting mitigating factors to minimize penalties
  • Fighting for dismissal or acquittal at trial

With so much at stake, you need a defense team that will explore every possible avenue to achieve the best outcome for you. Whether that means tenaciously negotiating with prosecutors or arguing your case before a jury, we have the skills and experience to fight for your rights at every stage.

Christine Twomey
Christine Twomey
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Brendan huisman
Brendan huisman
Alex Zhik contacted me almost immediately when I reached out to Spodek for a consultation and was able to effectively communicate the path forward/consequences of my legal issue. I immediately agreed to hire Alex for his services and did not regret my choice. He was able to cover my case in court (with 1 day notice) and not only was he able to push my case down, he carefully negotiated a dismissal of the charge altogether. I highly recommend Spodek, and more specifically, Alex Zhik for all of your legal issues. Thanks guys!
Guerline Menard
Guerline Menard
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Keisha Parris
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Taïko Beauty
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Anthony Williams
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Loveth Okpedo
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divesh patel
I can't recommend Alex Zhik and Spodek Law Firm highly enough for their exceptional legal representation and personal mentorship. From the moment I engaged their services in October 2022, Alex took the time to understand my case thoroughly and provided guidance every step of the way. Alex's dedication to my case went above and beyond my expectations. His expertise, attention to detail, and commitment to achieving the best possible outcome were evident throughout the entire process. He took the time to mentor me, ensuring I understood the legal complexities involved to make informed decisions. Alex is the kind of guy you would want to have a beer with and has made a meaningful impact on me. I also want to acknowledge Todd Spodek, the leader of the firm, who played a crucial role in my case. His leadership and support bolstered the efforts of Alex, and his involvement highlighted the firm's commitment to excellence. Thanks to Alex Zhik and Todd Spodek, I achieved the outcome I desired, and I am incredibly grateful for their professionalism, expertise, and genuine care. If you're in need of legal representation, look no further than this outstanding team.

Exploring Alternative Sentencing Options

Even if the evidence against you is strong, jail time isn’t necessarily inevitable. Our Queens cocaine possession lawyers are often able to negotiate for alternative sentencing that allows you to get the help you need without being locked behind bars.Some options that may be available, depending on the specifics of your case:

  • Drug treatment court
  • Inpatient or outpatient rehab
  • Probation with mandatory drug testing
  • Community service

We understand that addiction is a disease, not a crime. So whenever possible, we strive to help clients get the treatment and support they need to overcome substance abuse issues and get their life back on track.Of course, this requires presenting compelling arguments to justify why you deserve leniency and a second chance. Our attorneys are skilled at highlighting mitigating factors, gathering persuasive character references, and demonstrating your commitment to recovery.

Why Trust Spodek Law Group With Your Cocaine Possession Case?

When your freedom and future are on the line, you can’t afford second-rate legal representation. You need a powerhouse defense team with the experience, skills and tenacity to fight tooth and nail to protect your rights. That’s exactly what you’ll find at Spodek Law Group.Our battle-tested Queens cocaine possession lawyers have a track record of achieving favorable results for clients, even in highly complex cases. We know the ins and outs of New York drug laws and have the courtroom prowess to go toe-to-toe with even the toughest prosecutors.Some key reasons to choose our firm:

  • Decades of combined experience handling cocaine possession cases
  • Proven history of dismissals, acquittals and reduced charges/sentences
  • Aggressive defense strategies to challenge evidence and protect your rights
  • 24/7 accessibility and responsive communication
  • Affordable fees and flexible payment plans
  • Free and confidential consultations

But don’t just take our word for it. Check out our client testimonials to see how we’ve helped people just like you facing scary cocaine charges. Then give us a call at 212-300-5196 to discover what our Queens cocaine possession lawyers can do for you.Remember, the prosecution is building their case against you right now. The sooner you get an experienced criminal defense attorney in your corner, the better your chances of coming out on top. So don’t wait another moment to get the help you need. Contact Spodek Law Group today.

Glowing Client Reviews for Our Cocaine Possession Lawyers

“I was facing a felony cocaine possession charge and thought my life was over. But the attorneys at Spodek Law Group never stopped fighting for me. They challenged the unlawful search and got the evidence suppressed. Case dismissed! I’m so grateful for their hard work and dedication.” – J.R., Queens”When I got arrested for cocaine possession, I was terrified of going to prison. But from our very first meeting, the lawyers at Spodek Law Group put my mind at ease. They explained my options, answered all my questions, and fought hard to get me into treatment instead of jail. I couldn’t have asked for better representation.” – M.W., Queens”If you’re looking for the best cocaine possession defense lawyers in Queens, look no further than Spodek Law Group. They’re the real deal – skilled, experienced, and truly dedicated to protecting their clients’ rights. Worth every penny.” – L.S., Queens

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