Drug Charges


Have You Been Arrested on Drug Charges?

Law enforcement and prosecutors work hard to obtain convictions in drug crime cases. Depending on the nature of the drug charges, they may have conducted a lengthy undercover investigation prior to the arrest involving wiretaps and other undercover devices.

If you hope to successfully fight drug charges, you need a drug charge lawyer who understands how prosecutors handle these cases. At Pappalardo & Pappalardo, LLP, our team includes several former prosecutors. We have firsthand knowledge of the tactics prosecutors use when building their cases, and we know how to build defense strategies designed to provide a positive outcome.

The Evidence May Not Be as Strong as It Seems

Our lawyers know that it is the prosecutor’s job to present a strong case. It is our job to find the weaknesses in that case, and your case may have many. Were your constitutional rights violated during an undercover operation? Did the police conduct an illegal search and seizure? We will ask these and other important questions as we thoroughly investigate your drug crime case.

Defense Strategies in Drug Crime Cases

Any criminal defense attorney can tell you to plead guilty – we offer much more than that. If a plea bargain is not the right path for your case, or if you want to fight for total exoneration of the charges against you, we will go to trial. We have an impressive record of success in cases involving charges of:

  • Possession of narcotics
  • Sale and distribution of drugs
  • Drug trafficking
  • Manufacture and cultivation of drugs
  • Drug conspiracy

Our 40-plus years of experience means we know how to handle complex cases, helping those charged as members of drug ring conspiracies or gangs get treated as individuals. Our drug charge lawyers are also well versed in the various alternative sentencing options available for drug offenders, including the Drug Treatment Alternative to Prison (DTAP) program.

Free Consultation If You Have Been Charged With a Drug Offense

Contact our attorneys for a free consultation as soon as possible if you have been charged with a drug offense in New York or federal court. From our centrally located offices near the courthouses in Westchester and New York City, we serve clients throughout Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland, or any upstate county and in federal courts.