CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
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Charles A. Miller

Criminal Defense Law

212.714.2880
Attorney at Law


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Case Procedure           
Penal Law  

Arrest

Central Booking

Arraignment                    

Domestic Violence          

Grand Jury Action      

Plea Negotiations

Pre-Trial Motions and Hearings     

Discovery

Robbery  

Trial 

Burglary 

Sentencing

Weapons  Possession 
Sexual  Offenses 

Homicide 

Drug Offense

Drug offenses vary in severity. The lowest end of the spectrum is a first offense marijuana possession charge. The court is mandated to award the defendant an Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal (ACD), which means that the case will be dismissed and the record sealed if the defendant does not commit any new crime within a one year time frame. 

The more serious types of drug offenses involve felony weight possession or trafficking in narcotics. The penalties here can be severe, depending on the defendant’s record and the nature of the offense. Many of these felony type arrests involve search warrants or undercover operations.