New York Narcotics Defense Lawyers
New York Drug & Narcotics Defense Lawyers
Mayo Bartlett is a New York Narcotics Defense Lawyer who has the experience and dedication that you or your loved one needs on their side when facing drug and narcotics charges. He 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. Mayo has been recognized as a Super Lawyer and he was selected as one of the top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers. Mayo has also been a Drug and Narcotics Defense Lawyer since 2003, and he has a thorough understanding of police procedure from years spent working with officers and detectives in White Plains and throughout Westchester County, New York City and the Hudson Valley. Mayo Bartlett has handled thousands of criminal cases, and has successfully had many felony drug charges reduced to misdemeanors, violations, or had them dismissed entirely. Mayo has also obtained a verdict of not guilty for a variety of criminal charges, included narcotics cases, that could have resulted in sentences of decades, and sometimes life in prison.
Mayo has handled thousands of drug cases throughout New York State as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney. Mayo represents people charged with possession and sale of heroin, opioids, cocaine, prescription drugs and other narcotics. Mayo Bartlett has extensive experience in New York State and Federal Courts, and he is familiar with every aspect of handling cases involving Narcotics and Drug Related Cases from the investigative stage through trial. Our New York Narcotics Defense team works frequently with private investigators and forensic experts to provide you with the best defense.
It is important to be aware that a conviction, whether of a violation, a misdemeanor, or a felony, may have significant collateral consequences. A conviction may result in expulsion from school, loss of employment, eviction from your home, and forfeiture of your property. Furthermore, a conviction may result in your removal from the United States if you are not a citizen. Our New York Narcotics Defense Lawyers Will discuss these potential collateral consequences with you to help you make an informed decision about how best to proceed with your case.
Narcotics and Drug Related Cases
Narcotics and 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. Almost all Narcotics and Drug cases are considered “crimes of moral turpitude” for immigration purposes.
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
It should also be noted that if you operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs, you may be prosecuted for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs under Vehicle and Traffic Law 1192(4). DWAI Drugs is an Unclassified misdemeanor which carries a maximum sentence of 1 year in jail. It may also be charged as a felony if you have previous DWI or DWAI Drug convictions, and as a felony, you may face up to 7 years in jail.
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.
At the Law Offices of Mayo Bartlett, PLLC., our legal team consists of trial attorneys who have experience in defending Drug cases. Mayo Bartlett has been involved 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 numerous 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 Westchester Drug Defense Lawyer helps him to achieve extraordinary results for our clients facing drug charges in Westchester County. Our Westchester drug defense attorneys 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.
Our westchester Drug and Narcotics Defense Lawyers 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 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 throughout the Hudson Valley. Please 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 criminal defense team handles 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, Nyack, Ardsley, Irvington, Tuckahoe, Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Putnam County, Dutchess County, Rockland County, Ulster County and throughout the Hudson Valley.
Mayo appears almost every week on a legal panel featured on Richard French Live which is available on WRNN. The show is 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 and Los Angeles.
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 Westchester Narcotics Defense Lawyers now and let our narcotics defense lawyers begin the fight to protect your business and to keep your freedom.
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