Drug possession charges are more complicated than simply having drugs in your pocket when police search you. In fact, defending yourself against possession charges includes examining the events that happen before and during the search. There are many other factors to consider, such as the kind and amount of drugs police claim to have found on you, in your vehicle or in your home.
Whether police stopped you on the street, searched you during a routine traffic stop or served a warrant to search your home, if they found drugs, your situation suddenly became even more serious. A conviction for drug possession could mean serious penalties. New York has some of the harshest laws for fighting drug crimes. Because the circumstances can become quite complex, you would be wise to seek legal counsel as quickly as possible to help you build a strong defense.