Drug Charges

Drug Charges: The law concerning drug charges changes continuously. When facing a drug related charge, the best kind of criminal lawyer to have on your side is a lawyer who knows the law and who knows the system. Our skilled defense attorneys understand the law as it relates to possession and sale of a controlled substance such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, ecstasy, and marijuana. If convicted of possession, trafficking, sale, delivery, distribution, or manufacture of controlled substances, you may be faced with serious penalties including fines, jail time, prison time, registration requirements and a permanent criminal record. We provide sound legal advice and trial experience. We have extensive experience defending drug charges. We use our knowledge to provide a strong defense to you.

Consequences of a Drug Charge Conviction: A conviction for delivery, possession or sale of illegal drugs carries serious penalties. A conviction of possession of even small amounts of cocaine, heroin, marijuana or other drugs can result in high fines and jail or prison time and a criminal record for life. A charge of delivery of controlled substance or possession of a controlled substance with the intent to deliver can result in a mandatory prison sentence if the amount of drugs is over a certain weight or if the offense occurs close to a school, park, church, or other protected zone. A person can even be charged with possession or sale of a “look-alike substance” if the substance is packaged in a manner to resemble a “real drug”. A person can have his or her property forfeited, including a car, money, or even one’s home under some circumstances. A person who is not a citizen can be deported upon a conviction for most drug offenses, and will never be allowed to return to this country. Further, a conviction for some drug offenses could result in loss of some government benefits.

Benefits of An Experienced Defense Attorney: Because the consequences of conviction are so severe, it is important to retain a lawyer who has the experience and legal proficiency to successfully defend you or a loved one.