Drug Possession Defense
It is against the law to have controlled substances in your possession including marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy, and heroin. For such charges, it is vital that you begin crafting a defense to protect your future right away.
The actual severity of the penalty will vary depending upon the amount of the illegal substance in your possession, the actual drug possessed and any previous offenses you might have. Whether it be 30 days in jail and a fine of $500 for possession of marijuana or three years in jail for a third offense conviction of possession of heroin, the punishments are no laughing matter.
Intent to Possess Illegal Drugs
To be successfully convicted of a drug possession crime, it will be need to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that you not only actually possessed the drug, but that you were deliberate in such a possession and knew that it was indeed an illegal controlled substance.
There are several steps that an experienced attorney can take towards thwarting such efforts to convict you. One of the first things to look at will be any search and seizures that took place. If they were done without probable cause or were in any way illegal, any evidence found in their duration can be thrown out. By looking at such details as that, I can work to begin building the best defense possible for you.
Why hire a drug crime attorney?
With over 10 years working as a criminal defense lawyer and 12 years as a deputy sheriff, I have the experience needed to combat these charges against you. By contacting me as soon as you can, you are giving yourself the best possible advantage towards your chances of success.
As I know both sides of the courtroom, I have a unique perspective and will be able to tell how they will be working to prove your guilt. Once I have evaluated and determined the course of action best suited to your individual case, you can be confident that I will do everything possible to protect your rights.