Criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree lawyer in Queens - "What you need to know about 220.03 cases in queens criminal court."
Criminal Possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree cases in Queens are now being addressed in a new approach as a result of a new settlement option available in Queens.
The Queens District Attorney's Office, in cooperation with Queens Criminal Court, has developed a new potential settlement option for those accused of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree in Queens criminal court. The new approach has been developed in consideration of the opioid epidemic and a considerable increase in the numbers of cases of opioid addicted defendants with prior convictions who might otherwise be considered ineligible for non-jail settlement offers.
Under the new program, people accused of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree, even who have criminal history, may still be considered for non-jail settlements where treatment and other conditions are met.
It is important to have the assistance of a criminal lawyer with experience handling criminal possession of controlled substance matters as well as experience in Queens criminal court and dealing with the Queens District Attorney's Office.
Several considerations will be involved in deciding whether a settlement of your criminal possession controlled substance case will make sense, including of course the strength of the case against you, the actions of the police in obtaining the substance that they claim is a "controlled substance" as well as the substance of the offer to resolve your case from the Government. Sometimes, your own information about potential problems with the case in terms of the search and seizure issues may be incorrect or based on common misconceptions about the law. Other times, you may not be aware of factors that are quite important in the understanding of a significant weakness in the Government's case. This is why you need to discuss even what you might consider an otherwise simple case with a criminal lawyer.
It is important that you carefully review the facts of your case with a criminal lawyer who is familiar with the local court where the case is being prosecuted. Thus, for example, if your case is in Queens County, you will want a lawyer with plenty of experience in Queens Criminal Court.
Don Murray, veteran New York City and Queens criminal lawyer has handled countless criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree cases over his 27 year career. He can help you too.