An Overview Of Drug Offenses
If you have been accused of a drug crime, you have the right to fight the charges. An experienced attorney can help. At Pearson & Paris, P.C., we have more than 50 years of combined legal experience that we will use in your defense. Perhaps more importantly, our top criminal defense attorney is a former senior prosecutor who knows how district attorneys handle these cases. That knowledge allows us to create effective strategies ranging from negotiation to courtroom battles.
The Strategy to Fight Drug Charges
Successful criminal defense requires a strong strategy. In drug charge cases, that strategy starts by reviewing the steps taken by law enforcement prior to the arrest, related to search and seizure. If the charges were the result of a traffic stop, was the stop handled correctly? If the charges were the result of information from a confidential informant, how reliable was that informant’s information? Sometimes, the answers we find indicate violations of the Fourth Amendment and other rights. These violations can lead to the exclusion of critical evidence or the dismissal of or minimization of charges such as:
- Possession of a controlled substance
- Possession of marijuana
- Distribution of a controlled substance
- Cultivation of marijuana
Our attorneys are experienced in handling cases involving all controlled substances, including those involving medical marijuana. We have handled cases involving the use of medical marijuana while not in possession of a medical marijuana card issued by the state of Colorado or while otherwise not strictly adhering to the letter of the law.
The Impact of a Drug Charge Conviction
Drug charges need to be taken seriously because they can have serious consequences. Even charges that may be perceived as minor, such as drug possession, will have an impact. A conviction on this charge and the resulting criminal record could impact future employment prospects. That is not even taking into account the immediate fines and the potential of mandatory incarceration in the more severe drug cases. Our lawyers have the experience and strength to fight for you.
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