Methamphetamine (also known as meth or crystal meth) is a powerful drug. Meth offenses are almost always felonies, which can carry severe penalties. You could lose your job, go to jail or prison, and suffer the stigma associated with meth users.
The New York City Law Offices of John J. Carney understands your situation. We have more than 30 years of experience defending these charges in state and federal court. We can help protect your rights and minimize your consequences against the following charges:
- Possession of methamphetamine
- Distribution of methamphetamine
- Operating or owning a methamphetamine lab
- Driving While Ability Impaired by a single Drug other than alcohol, or DWAI
Contact our drug crime defense lawyers today for a free initial consultation. Someone from our firm can be available 24/7. We offer flexible payment plans and charge low flat rates, so you will never be surprised with how much our services cost.Getting Answers
The first step in defending your methamphetamine charge is to investigate the circumstances of your case. We review your arrest to determine if the police followed proper search and seizure procedures. If they did not, we can argue that the evidence should be suppressed and your case dismissed or the charges reduced.
We can also interview witnesses to obtain vital information about your case. Did they see your arrest? Did they see you in possession of methamphetamine? For the state's witnesses, we can dissect their testimony to determine if it is biased or trustworthy. Having all the answers to the obvious and obscure questions can help us build a solid foundation for your defense.Getting Through Drug Court
In New York City, drug-related crimes are handled in drug court. One purpose of drug court is to bring together specialists from social services and the law to help offenders stop the cycle of drug use and associated crimes.
Our lawyers have helped defend methamphetamine charges in drug court for more than 30 years. Our attorneys can advise you and protect your rights from the moment you enter the drug court system. We understand how to navigate the system to help you receive the best possible outcome.Getting Help
Under certain circumstances, drug treatment programs may be the best solution to your methamphetamine case. A second — and further — felony drug offense carries mandatory jail. We argue your case with the prosecutor to try to replace your jail sentence with a treatment program, such as the Center for Application Substance Abuse Technology (CASAT), or an inpatient hospital program.Contact Us for a Free Consultation
To discuss how we can help you with your meth charges, please call us at 855-237-1931 for a free consultation, or send us an e-mail. Someone from our firm is available 24/7. We offer flexible payment plans and charge low flat rates.