Bridgehampton Narcotics Defense Lawyers
Defending narcotics charges of any type — prescription fraud, sale of cocaine or heroin, distribution of large quantities of marijuana, even selling Vicodin, Oxycodone or other pills in small amounts — is different on the East End of Long Island than anywhere else, including Western Suffolk, Nassau or New York City. If you are facing drug charges in Southold, Flanders, Westhampton, Montauk, or anywhere else on the East End or in the Hamptons, you need attorneys who are familiar with the unique way drug crimes are investigated and prosecuted in eastern Suffolk County.
The district attorney’s East End Drug Task Force was formed in 1988 and uses undercover officers from the East End town and village departments, along with officers from the state and county police departments, to investigate narcotics on the East End. This combined task force reports directly to the Narcotics Bureau of the District Attorney’s Office, which coordinates long-term investigations and the use of confidential informants (CIs). Cis are often the main source of evidence in a narcotics prosecution, which means that law enforcement is putting a lot of faith and trust into an inherently untrustworthy person. A CI is often a drug addict, almost always facing serious charges of his or her own, and is hoping to work off those charges by “ratting out” someone else.
The talented and knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys at the Brill Legal Group can use the information provided during a narcotics prosecution to turn the tables on the government’s witnesses during cross-examination, turning what may often seem like an open-and-shut case into a case where the jury must decide whether to believe a witness with a tremendous motive to lie. This is where our attorneys excel, and these are exactly the skills we can use to your advantage when we defend you or your loved ones against drug charges in the East End of Long Island.
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East End/East Hampton 631-204-8254
Western Suffolk County 631-204-8254
Nassau County 516-206-2002
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