Drug Defense Attorneys
Mayo Bartlett is a Drug Attorney who has the experience and dedication that you or your loved one needs on their side when facing drug and narcotics charges. Mayo is a former Westchester County prosecutor who served more than 10 years in the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office in White Plains New York and he is recognized as a Super Lawyer, and has been selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers. Mayo has also been a Criminal Defense Attorney, and a Drug Attorney since 2003. Mayo has a thorough understanding of police procedure from years spent working with police officers and detectives throughout Westchester County, Putnam County, New York City, the Hudson Valley and Connecticut.
Mayo has handled thousands of Drug and Narcotics cases, and has successfully had many major drug felony charges reduced to misdemeanors, violations, or had them dismissed entirely. He has obtained a verdict of not guilty for a variety of drug charges that would have resulted in sentences of decades, and sometimes life in prison. With three decades of experience as a drug attorney, Mayo is extremely familiar with drug and opiod cases and their consequences. Perhaps even more important is the fact that our firm understands how devastating drug cases and drug addiction can be to people charged with narcotics offenses, as well as to their friends and family.
Mayo Bartlett has extensive experience in New York State and Federal Courts, and he is familiar with every aspect of handling Drug Cases including drug possession as well as drug sales from the investigative stage through trial. Our Drug Lawyers are part of a criminal defense team that works frequently with private investigators and forensic experts to provide you with the best defense.
It is our philosophy that addiction should be treated as an illness and not as a criminal activity. In fact, while many multinational corporations are permitted to flood communities with addictive drugs with no criminal consequences, people who sell a single pill may often be characterized as a blight on society. Our Drug Attorneys recognize the inequity of this paradigm, and we advocate to achieve the best possible result for you in your drug case. For some of our clients, we believe the best solution may be Drug Court. Drug Court is a problem solving court which focuses on the problem of addiction, and which permits for a reduction of charges, and sometimes even dismissal, if the participant successfully completes the program.
In New York State, there has been a significant change in the way most narcotics cases are handeled. This includes a move toward recognizing that many drug crimes are the result of adddiction, which is now recognized as an illness. It is important to be aware that a conviction of a crime, or even a violation or infraction may lead to serious collateral consequences. A conviction may result in expulsion from school, loss of your job, eviction from your home, and other life altering consequences. In fact, if you are not a citizen, a conviction may lead to your removal from the United States. For this reason, to ensure that we achieve the best possible outcome, Our Drug Attorneys routinely work with immigration lawyers when we represent clients who are not citizens of the United States.
Drug and Narcotics Related Cases
Drug Cases are serious matters that may lead to loss of your freedom, loss of your job, and even deportation, in addition to high fines and the possibility of long jail sentences, Narcotics, and Drug offenses may lead to the loss of your Driver License. It should also be noted that almost all Drug cases are considered “crimes of moral turpitude” for immigration purposes. Our Drug Lawyers are well versed in these nuances and are available to assist you with these potentially life altering cases.
In New York, you may be charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree, a Class B Felony, which carries a maximum penalty of nine years in prison, for simply handing a narcotic or illegal drug to another person, even if they do not pay you for it.
You may be charged with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the First Degree if you knowingly and unlawfully sell:
1. one or more preparations, compounds, mixtures or substances
containing a narcotic drug and the preparations, compounds, mixtures or
substances are of an aggregate weight of two ounces or more; or
2. methadone and the methadone weighs two thousand eight hundred
eighty milligrams or more.
Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the First Degree is a Class A-I Felony, and it carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
If you have prior felony convictions, you may face a higher sentence.
Consequences of Drug Convictions include and are not limited to the following:
- You may lose your freedom
- You may lose your job
- You may face immigration consequences
- You may be placed on probation
- You may be subjected to random drug testing and be required to undergo drug treatment
- You may be ineligible for a professional license
- You may lose your Driver License
Our Westchester Drug Defense Attorneys also have extensive experience representing college students who have criminal charges against them. Seemingly minor drug charges can have devastating consequences for college students. These charges can lead to denial of student loans, and even expulsion from school. If you, or a loved one is a college student facing drug charges contact us immediately so that we may help you effectively resolve the case while preserving your ability to complete your education. This may be particularly challenging for international students since they may be at risk of losing their visa which allows them to continue their education in the United States. Many colleges and universities may not refund tuition if you are unable to continue your education due to a criminal conviction.
At the Law Offices of Mayo Bartlett, PLLC., our Westchester Drug Attorneys are trial attorneys who are experienced in defending drug cases. Mayo Bartlett has been an attorney in the New York criminal system for more than 10 years as a prosecutor and even longer as a defense attorney. Our Westchester drug defense lawyers have handled thousands of drug cases. Mayo Bartlett has personally prosecuted or defended well over one thousand drug cases in Westchester County New York. His unique experience as a former Westchester County Drug Prosecutor, and current New York Drug Attorney helps him to achieve extraordinary results for our clients facing drug charges throughout New York State Our drug defense lawyers will fight to allow you to participate in drug court where appropriate. If you are a candidate for drug court, your drug charges may be reduced, or even dismissed, if you successfully complete the program. Our primary objective is to allow you to return to your life stronger than you were the day you retained us.
We are experienced attorneys who work with forensic experts and private investigators with law enforcement experience. We will carefully scrutinize all of the allegations against you and we will present evidence of your innocence to prosecutor in an effort to avoid charges if they have not already been filed, or to get filed charges reduced or dismissed. We serve all of the boroughs of New York City, as well as Rockland County, Putnam County, Dutchess County, Ulster County, Westchester County, and more. Contact us for a consultation.
With offices located in the Westchester Financial Center which is one block from the White Plains Train Station and bus depot, and two blocks from the Westchester County Court, our drug attorneys handle felonies in Federal Court, as well as New York State Courts in New York City, Westchester County, including White Plains, Yonkers, Mount Vernon, Rye, Sleepy Hollow, Peekskill, Mount Pleasant, Pleasantville, Tarrytown, Dobbs Ferry, Armonk, Chappaqua, Greenburgh, Elmsford, Valhalla, New Rochelle, Bronxville, Eastchester, Scarsdale, Mamaroneck, Hartsdale, Harrison, Mount Vernon, Pelham, Port Chester, Somers, Ossining, Yorktown, Croton on Hudson, Cortlandt, Brewster, Southeast, Putnam Valley, Larchmont, Bedford, Katonah, Mount Kisco, New Castle, North Castle, Lewisboro, South Salem, North Salem, Hastings, Pleasantville, Nyack, Briarcliff, Ardsley, Irvington, Tuckahoe, Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Putnam County, Dutchess County, Rockland County, Ulster County and throughout the Hudson Valley.
Mayo appeared almost every week on a legal panel featured on Richard French Live which is available on WRNN. The show was taped live every Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 7:00 p.m. and airs throughout New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, including the five boroughs of New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, the Washington DC Metro Area, Dallas, Houston, San Fransisco, Los Angeles and Hawaii.
If you or someone you know is facing allegations of Criminal Possession of Narcotics, Criminal Sale of Narcotics, or the Drug Related Crimes, don’t hesitate. Contact our Drug Defense Lawyers now and let our drug lawyers begin the fight to protect your business and to keep your freedom.
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