Syracuse Border Offenses Attorney
The border between the United States and Canada was once called the world’s longest unprotected border. Security has tightened in recent years, particularly in response to concerns about terrorism. But the border remains a common route for various forms of smuggling and other criminal offenses.
Charged With Smuggling or Illegal Entry?
If you are facing charges for an offense such as this in New York State, you need an attorney familiar with the area to provide a strong defense.
I am George F. Hildebrandt, Attorney at Law, and for over 30 years I have provided focused and dedicated criminal defense services to Syracuse-area clients. I am very familiar with border-related offenses and know how to protect my clients’ rights effectively. Contact me today to discuss your case.
Defending a Full Range of Border Offenses
The proximity to Syracuse of the Canadian border and of major Native American reservations has enabled me to handle defense cases for a number of different charges, including those involving:
- Sale or distribution of untaxed cigarettes
- Drug trafficking or smuggling, as well as distribution and cultivation of marijuana and other drugs
- Illegal re-entry into the United States and related immigration violations
- Stolen vehicles
Some of these charges are brought by the Drug Enforcement Agency or other federal authorities. Others are brought by state and local authorities. I approach every case seriously, thoroughly preparing for trial whether a case ends up in court or reaches another disposition.
Choose George F. Hildebrandt, Attorney at Law
Though I am not an immigration lawyer, I understand how noncitizens (such as Canadian citizens or permanent residents) can be caught up in other offenses involving stolen property and other issues. I have the experience in both state and federal court to defend you vigorously, no matter what the charges are, and I am dedicated to protecting your rights at every stage of the proceedings.