Drug Offenses

In New York, drug crimes are some of the most widely prosecuted crimes at both the state and federal level.

The O’Connell and Aronowitz Criminal Defense team aggressively defends individuals charged with drug related crimes.

A person can be charged for a variety of activities in both New York State and federal courts related to illegal drugs, including:

  • Possession (for personal use or sale)
  • Sales (including giving drugs to someone)
  • Transportation (or trafficking)
  • Cultivating or manufacturing
  • Attempt to possess, sell, manufacture or transport drugs

Between the federal government and the State of New York, citizens are subject to complex and sometimes contradictory drug laws. We know these laws and how to how they will apply to your case.

We also know that many times, the accused suffers from addiction. In those cases, we know how to take advantage of drug treatment programs both in and out of the courts, to improve your case and ultimately your welfare.

If you or someone you know has been arrested, charged or is being investigated for a drug related crime, contact us for a free consultation 24/7. We can help.


The culture of teamwork and collaboration at O’Connell and Aronowitz helps our office locations assist clients in a myriad of legal disciplines and harness the talents of O’Connell and Aronowitz attorneys across New York State. We offer the experience, resources, and skills to help you protect your rights and your best interests.


54 State Street
Albany, NY 12207

tel: 518.462.5601
fax: 518.462.2670

Saratoga Springs

1 Court Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

tel: 518.584.5205
fax: 518.584.5441