When law enforcement has their suspicion that an illegal activity is going on, they will issue a warrant. By conducting a search, officers are able to determine if their suspicions were accurate. If drug crimes are suspected, this could mean conducting a search of a home. Depending on the cope of the search, officers could uncover a wide range of evidence, resulting in the accused facing multiple drug charges.
This is what recently occurred in upstate New York. Law enforcement in Auburn was investigating the illegal sale of narcotics in the area. This resulted in police getting a search warrant issued to search the home of a local man. With the assistance of the Finger Lakes Drug Task Force, K-9 unit and the New York Army National Guard Counter Drug Task Force, the search warrant was issued at a house on Capital Street.
Details on what the police uncovered during the search was not reported at this time; however, it was reported that the man faces several charges, which includes three felonies. He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm. Because investigation is still ongoing, police stated that he could face more charges.
Whether you are facing one or multiple drug charges, the fact of the matter is that it is a difficult situation to be in. A drug charge and carry with it serious consequences, making it imperative that criminal defense actions are explored and initiated on a timely basis.
James L. Riotto is an accomplished criminal defense attorney serving clients in New York. With an extensive background in law enforcement and criminal prosecution, his approach to each case is unique and informed by years of experience with the New York criminal justice system. As a graduate from Albany Law School and before going on to start his own practice, James worked at the Albany County District Attorney's Office, where he helped prosecute many DWI offenses. His inside knowledge of the tactics used to gain convictions provides him with a particular advantage when defending against DUI and other criminal charges.
About Attorney Adam Staier has spent the last seven years practicing criminal defense law throughout upstate New York and the Capital Region. He began his legal career through internships in civil law, indigent legal representation and federal energy law regulation. Finding a passion in criminal law, Mr. Staier held internships handling both prosecution and defense…