When people hear the term counterfeit, their thoughts turn to currency. However, in today’s world many other items are counterfeited for people to buy and sell. Some of the most common are known as counterfeit substances, which are in most cases substances made to resemble common prescription drugs. Along with these counterfeit substances, synthetic drugs also fall under this category. Often made in an effort to duplicate so-called designer drugs, synthetic drugs can prove to be very dangerous to those who use them, as can any other counterfeit substance. If you find yourself being charged with possessing or selling these substances, it’s imperative to contact us here at Potashnik and Associates as soon as possible. Due to the serious nature of these offenses, attempting to battle the legal system alone or with an attorney inexperienced in these matters is never a good idea.
Because cases involving counterfeit substances can prove to be very complicated, there are numerous situations a person accused of these crimes may encounter. Pursued aggressively by law enforcement and prosecutors at all levels of government, those who stand accused of possession or selling of these substances can find themselves facing substantial jail terms as well as large fines for their alleged crimes. That is why we here at Potashnik and Associates are the best choice for those who may be facing these situations. Because we have years of experience dealing with these matters, we know exactly how to go about compiling a case that can result in charges being reduced or dropped. In these cases, it is our aggressive pursuit of truth and justice that often makes the difference for our clients. We have an excellent track record when it comes to representing clients accused of these crimes, and have always done everything possible to ensure their constitutional rights were maintained every step of the way.
What Makes These Substances So Dangerous?
When people are brought up on charges such as these, prosecutors tend to seek the maximum penalties for fines and imprisonment. This is due to the fact that many people who take counterfeit substances become ill or die as a result, which then adds additional charges to the slate. Along with counterfeit prescription drugs, some of the other most common synthetic drugs being distributed today include:
While a problem with many age groups, these drugs often fall into the hands of teenagers and young adults. As a result, prosecutors tend to look at these cases as ones that have injured innocent children as well, which makes them even more determined to gain a conviction. However, in their quest to convict, they sometimes fail to remember the rights of the accused. That is where we at Potashnik and Associates step in to protect our clients, ensuring that no intimidation or other questionable tactics are used against them by law enforcement or prosecuting attorneys.
The Ramifications of a Conviction
For those who are accused of these crimes, a conviction can have long-lasting ramifications. In addition to large financial penalties as well as potentially decades spent in prison, their reputation as well as that of their loved ones may also be forever tainted. Because of these very real possibilities, it’s crucial to have a lawyer who will do everything possible to help their client avoid a conviction. That’s what we do here at Potashnik and Associates, and we have the testimonials to prove it. No matter the seriousness of the charges brought against you, we can help you fight the accusations in an attempt to maintain your freedom and reputation.
What We Can Do For You
If you are accused of a counterfeit substances crime and contact us for legal representation, you can be assured of receiving legal counsel that is very knowledgeable about these cases. Because we offer a free, no obligation consultation as part of our services, we will sit down with you and discuss the details of your case. In these meetings, we will go over the circumstances that led up to the arrest, as well as any additional information that may prove crucial to your defense. Once this is done, we can then begin to discuss possible options for your defense and whether we believe you have a strong case. If we reach an agreement to act as your legal counsel, our team will go to work gathering all available evidence, speaking with witnesses, examining the tactics used by law enforcement in making the arrest, and much more. It is our promise to you that we will always fight for your rights, and that all possible avenues for your defense will be examined and used if necessary in order to see that justice is served.
Federal Law Enforcement and Drug Charges
Due to the never-ending war on drugs waged by the United States government, federal officials almost always pursue these charges very aggressively. However, in doing so they sometimes fail to follow proper procedures or in fact ignore key evidence that could result in a dismissal of charges. Rather than let a potentially innocent person have their lives ruined due to these accusations, we at Potashnik and Associates choose to make sure federal law enforcement officials follow the rules just like everyone else. Even though federal prosecutors are known for their no-nonsense attitudes and determination to gain a conviction, we are equally as determined to see the rights of our clients upheld each and every time. If we feel as if procedures were not properly followed, we will make that known to the parties involved and take the necessary legal steps to help our client. Our goal is always to gain the best possible outcome for our client, whatever that may ultimately be. Therefore, we are relentless in our pursuit of the truth, and always ensure we use every possible option at our disposal to seek truth and justice in these cases.
Let Us Help You
If you or a loved one have had counterfeit substance charges brought against you by law enforcement, it’s vital to contact us as soon as possible. Even if you feel you have done nothing wrong, that does not mean you do not need proper legal representation. Unfortunately, innocent people are convicted of crimes each day in the United States, and you do not want to be the next statistic in that category. Therefore, in these cases you need the experienced attorneys of Potashnik and Associates to help guide you through the legal process that will follow. If you need our help, please feel free to contact us toll-free 24/7 at 800-555-1212 or visit our website at www.nycriminallawyers.com and fill out our online form for a free consultation. When you do, you’ll be guaranteed to be put in touch with one of our attorneys as soon as possible to arrange a time to discuss your case. If after speaking with you we feel you have a strong case, we will be happy to assist you in any way possible. In times such as these, you need the best possible legal counsel by your side. When you choose the law firm of Potashnik and Associates, that’s exactly what you will get.