Category Archives: Drug Crimes

Common Criminal Defense Questions

Common Criminal Defense Questions

Have you been arrested or charged for a criminal matter? Read the answers to these common criminal defense questions, then call our lawyers. What are the Effects of a Restraining Order? A restraining order is usually issued by one of our local town, village, or city courts, but it may also be issued by the […]

Don’t Have Your Marijuana Court Records Destroyed

Don’t Have Your Marijuana Court Records Destroyed

Tens of thousands of New Yorkers will have marijuana convictions expunged from their criminal records under New York’s new marijuana laws effective March 31, 2021. About 107,000 convictions will be automatically expunged. A conviction on your criminal record is normally permanent. Marijuana convictions can lead to the denial of various applications, including  Section 8 housing […]

Choosing a Drug Crime Lawyer

Choosing a Drug Crime Lawyer

If you are in the process of choosing a drug crime lawyer for your criminal defense case, you need an attorney with dedication and experience. Hard work pays off, and the combined 50+ years of experience at Friedman & Ranzenhofer has resulted in successfully defending the freedom of many Rochester residents. Contact our law firm […]

Drug Trafficking Defense

Drug Trafficking Defense

Prosecutors in New York State take drug crimes very seriously. This is especially true if you are arrested for trafficking drugs like marijuana, cocaine, heroin, or prescription pills. These charges can result in jail time and hefty fines. You do not want to procrastinate. Contact the offices of Friedman & Ranzenhofer, Attorneys at Law for […]

Drug Crime Defense

Drug Crime Defense

Drug crimes in Rochester are taken very seriously by prosecutors. This is especially true if you have been caught trafficking drugs like marijuana, cocaine, or prescription drugs. These types of charges can land you in jail and have severe financial ramifications. You do not want to procrastinate if you have been charged with a drug […]

Buffalo Man Arrested On Drug Charges For Fentanyl Possession

Fentanyl, a powerful opiate linked to rising numbers of heroin deaths in recent years, is at the center of a recent Buffalo drug case. In February, police raided the home of Robert L. Smith after receiving information that Smith had a large amount of drugs in his home. Once inside, they discovered 167 bags of […]

Penalty For Operating As A Major Trafficker (NY PL 220.77) In Buffalo

Buffalo prosecutors don’t play small when they believe they’ve caught someone responsible for directing large drug operations. Under Operating as a Major Trafficker (NY PL 220.77), they can ask the court for a sentence of life in prison if you’re convicted. At the very minimum, you’re looking at between 15 and 40 years. Fines for […]

Penalty For Criminal Sale Of A Prescription For A Controlled Substance (NY PL 220.65) In Buffalo

Criminal Sale of a Prescription for a Controlled Substance (NY PL 220.65) is a crime that Buffalo prosecutors will charge when a licensed practitioner, such as a pharmacist, dentist, veterinarian, or doctor, sells a prescription for a controlled substance to another person. This is a very serious charge whose ramifications go well beyond the risk […]

Penalty For Criminal Possession Of Precursors Of Controlled Substances (NY PL 220.60) In Buffalo

Possessing the precursor chemicals that are used in the manufacture of various drugs is a serious crime in Buffalo, and will often result in a higher sentence than simply possessing a small amount of the drug itself. As a class E felony, Criminal Possession of Precursors of Controlled Substances (NY PL 220.60) can result in […]

Penalty For Criminal Sale Of A Controlled Substance To A Child (NY PL 220.48) In Buffalo

Violations of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree or Third Degree can draw additional charges in several circumstances. When the seller is an adult over the age of 21 and the buyer is a minor under the age of 17, Buffalo prosecutors will charge you with Criminal Sale of a Controlled […]