They Kept Me out of Jail

I knew I needed a drug lawyer in Latham NY when I got stopped by the police coming back into the area. I live here and have lived here for some time, and lost my job about five years ago. Since it was in the depths of the economic downturn, and it’s New York where jobs are impossible to find anyway, I turned to selling marijuana to make ends meet. I’m not proud of it, but I have kids to feed and bills to pay so I decided to sell it for money. I’m surprised it took so long to get caught.

The ticket getting pulled over was bad enough, but they found a few ounces of weed that I had stashed underneath the hood. They called in the drug dogs and everything. Fortunately, I was smart enough to insist they get a warrant. That helped later on, after I found a great lawyer to defend me in court. I bounded out of jail the next day and immediately looked for effective legal representation. I needed a firm that had lots of experience defending drug cases, and a winning track record to prove it. Fortunately I found them right here in town.

Flash forward to court and my lawyer, who refused to accept a plea bargain that would’ve seen me doing about a year in prison for drug trafficking, was able to convince the judge that the stop was illegal and involved profiling. I couldn’t believe it when the judge tossed all of the charges and sent me on my way. I got off with a lecture about having drugs and a warning that I wouldn’t be so lucky next time. It definitely worked for me. Thanks to my lawyer, I’m free and actually flying straight now with a new job!