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How many people attend drug court?

If you or someone you know has been arrested for a suspected drug crime in New York, you might want to learn about the state's drug court program. Within the greater New York City area there are multiple drug court programs based in part on geography as well as on area of focus.

Can you be arrested for prescription drug abuse?

When New York residents think about drug charges, you likely think about illegal drugs. But did you know that you can even be arrested for abusing legal prescription drugs? Neil S. Ruskin, attorney at law, is here to help if you're facing prescription drug-related charges and their subsequent penalties.

Marijuana laws in new york: past, present and future

Most of the nation is familiar with the ongoing debate surrounding medical and recreational marijuana. While some areas of the country have already legalized this controversial substance, others remain in a state of limbo with laws and regulations. New York enforces strict guidelines when it comes to medical marijuana, but recreational purchase of this drug has yet to receive the go-ahead. 

21 indicted in drug ring

New York residents who hear reports about criminal charges being levied against defendants may not always understand the nuances involved in the terminology used. For example, there can be a big difference between a third degree crime and a second degree crime. Specific terms used relate to different offenses and therefore to potentially different sets of consequences as well.

Overdoses looked at as potential crimes

Most New York residents have likely heard that the United States President recently declared that the nation is facing an emergency situation regarding opioid addiction. While that may sound positive and some people might be hopeful that more help may be made available to people with addictions, it appears other things are also happening.

Pair accused of making, selling drugs

New York residents who hear or read reports about people being arrested for and charged with drug crimes should be aware that these reports only tell a portion of the story. In fact, they very well may only tell an extremely small portion of the story. This can often make situations look very grim for defendants and all but promote the sense that the person is guilty when all that has happened is that they have been arrested and accused of a crime.

What prescriptions are most addictive?

If you have had an operation, you may well have had your doctor write you a prescription for pain medication to help you manage pain as you recover. This has become such a common practice in New York and across the nation that sadly another problem has developed in part because of this. Many people in the United States are developing addictions to these types of medications. Even worse is the fact that many people are dying due to these addictions. Others end up facing criminal charges because their addiction leads them down a dangerous path and lifestyle. 

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