Serious Drug Charges: Heroin, Cocaine, and Methamphetamine in Albuquerque, NM
Serving All of New Mexico
Methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin are dangerous drugs because of their high potential for abuse and addiction among users. New Mexico’s prisons are full of people who have struggled with debilitating drug addiction and who have been convicted of possession or selling drugs to support their own habit. Seek counsel with a Albuquerque serious drug crime defense attorney if you are every accused of a drug crime involving a serious drug.
New Mexico aggressively prosecutes drug crimes, but there are many who believe this policy to be short-sighted. Does it really make sense for the state to spend $22 million dollars every year to lock up non-violent people who have had the misfortune to become addicted to the wrong drugs?
Or does it make sense to force a drug offender into an inpatient substance abuse treatment at a cost of approximately $6,500, when outpatient treatment is available for less than $2,000?
Regardless of how you or many others may feel about prison sentences for drug offenders, they are a fact of life in New Mexico. If you are facing charges for possession or selling of one of these addictive drugs, you need to get an experienced drug crime defense lawyer working for you to try to keep you out of prison and avoid the stigma, social consequences, and loss of civil rights that accompany a drug conviction, especially when it is a felony.
At the New Mexico Criminal Law Offices in Albuquerque, our drug crime defense lawyers have a long record of successfully defending clients who are under investigation or have been charged with the following crimes related to crystal meth, heroin, cocaine, or other Schedule I and II drugs:
- Possession of a controlled substance
- Possession with intent to distribute
- Possession with intent to sell
A drug-related crime will be charged as federal offense if it has been investigated by a federal law enforcement agency such as the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), when the allegations against you have occurred in more than one state, or when the quantity of drugs involved meets a federal threshold. A federal conviction where a large amount of heroin, cocaine, or methamphetamine is involved can bring you a prison term of ten years to life. If you are not a United States citizen, you can be deported.
The Right Defense Lawyer for Serious Drug Charges
The New Mexico Criminal Law Offices in Albuquerque is a client-centered law firm where the needs of each individual who comes to us for legal advice and representation are our sole focus. Our criminal defense lawyers in Albuquerque, NM practice only criminal defense law, and we are very good at it. We represent clients throughout the State of New Mexico in state and federal courts, and have helped thousands of clients avoid jail time and other harsh penalties in our 22 years of experience. We are widely respected for our legal knowledge, skill, professionalism, and commitment to the rights of every individual accused of a crime.
Defenses to Drug Crime Allegations
Overzealous law enforcement personnel and prosecutors pursue convictions aggressively—sometimes so aggressively that they become lax about upholding important constitutional protections when arresting and interrogating a suspect. When you have a knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer working for you, you can be assured that your rights will be upheld, and if any irregularities occur that violate those rights, they will be used in your favor. Examples might be if you were not properly advised of your rights, or if you were subjected to an illegal search and seizure without probable cause.
At the New Mexico Criminal Law Offices in Albuquerque, we not only examine whether proper procedure was followed during the investigation, arrest, and interrogation, we use every legal means at our disposal to identify weaknesses in the prosecution’s case and to develop a reasonable alternate theory of the crime to create the reasonable doubt that could lead to charges being dropped or reduced or to your acquittal at trial.
When a serious state or federal drug charge threatens your freedom, contact the New Mexico Criminal Law Offices in Albuquerque for help. There is no charge for your initial consultation.