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Have you been accused of any of the following drug possession charges?

Marijuana Possession

Cocaine Possession

Heroin Possession

Possessing compounds used to manufacture such drugs

The New York State Penal Code includes six drug offenses only one of which is a misdemeanor. It is imperative that you contact an attorney immediately. New York State has some of the harshest and complex drug possession laws in the country. If you are accused, you could face costly fines and/or lengthy jail and you WILL have a criminal record.


Criminal Possession of Weapons or Firearms
New York State ranks among the strictest for gun and firearms offenses because a charge carries with it sentencing minimums, heavy fines, and incarceration. If you are caught illegally possessing you will be arrested.

The Law Office of Scott F. Riordan specializes in criminal defense and serves Buffalo and Western New York. For several years, they have represented clients in various types of drug and weapons possession cases. As a former prosecutor, Mr. Riordan is well versed in criminal defense for possession crimes and has successfully provided hundreds of clients with the representation they need during all phases of criminal court proceedings. Mr. Riordan aggressively defend people charged with a variety of crimes.

If you have been charged with a drug or weapons possession crime in Buffalo, New York, it is important to have an experienced criminal defense attorney in Buffalo to help you as early in the process as possible. Many people may think that it is not important to get an attorney until their case reaches court level. This is not the case. From the minute you are arrested, you have a limited amount of time to prepare your case.

You are presumed innocent until proven guilty. Your rights include: The right to an attorney, the right to present evidence and witnesses to establish one’s innocence, the right to a speedy trial, the right to a public jury, and the right to remain silent.

If you are convicted of a felony, this will severely impact your future. As a convicted felon, not only will you spend time in jail, you will lose some your rights a citizen.

Being charged with a crime can have a serious impact on you and your loved ones. A felony conviction may result in lengthy incarceration, parole, probation, as well as fines and surcharges. That’s why it is imperative to have an experienced criminal defense attorney with extensive trial experience at your side from the moment you are charged with a crime. The attorney you choose can make the difference between being released on bail or staying in jail while your case is pending. Mr. Riordan  has the experience and trial tested skills you need to help you through this difficult time.

As former a former prosecutor in the Erie County District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Riordan has prosecuted and tried hundreds of criminal cases in Buffalo, New York. As a criminal defense attorney, he has utilized his vast experience to defend those who have been charged with a crime. Mr. Riordan is dedicated in achieving the best outcome for every client.

Mr. Riordan’s zealous representation and uncompromising ethics instills confidence and trust. His success in the courtroom is a reflection of their experience, expertise, and thorough preparation. He has been presented with many prestigious awards for his many years of hard work and success in law. If you find yourself charged with a crime in Buffalo, you’re going to need a criminal defense attorney who is going to fight for you and who is not afraid of the courtroom.

Why choose the Law Office of Scott F. Riordan  over those big law firms that are advertising constantly and spend tens of thousands of dollars on TV? Most times at the larger law firms, your case will be passed off to a junior partner or even sometimes outsourced. You deserve better! When you hire Mr. Riordan he will be there to fight for you.

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