Drug Crime Lawyer in Danbury
Are You Facing Drug Crime Charges? Let Us Help!
A drug crime is a criminal act that involves an illegal controlled substance or narcotic. Typically such substances are marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, LSD, Ecstasy, and crystal meth.
Charges can include:
- Possession with intent to distribute
Prescription drug fraud can be charged if there appeared to be fraudulent activity in an effort to obtain the drug. A drug offense is not to be taken lightly.
Contact a Danbury drug crime attorney if you've been charged with a drug crime and need aggressive legal representation.
If you are facing drug charges in the State of Connecticut, you need to understand your options and for that, you need an experienced Danbury drug crime lawyer who can protect your rights and your future. Some drug charges can result in a misdemeanor conviction with minimal penalties and rehabilitation instead of imprisonment.
A conviction for possession of marijuana may have this result. Certain other drugs are considered more dangerous and charges involving those drugs will result in far harsher penalties. Lengthy imprisonment in a state facility is not an uncommon punishment.
Do I Need an Attorney for Drug Possession Defense?
Drug possession charges will throw your life into turmoil if not defended by an experienced criminal attorney. Our firm has helped countless individuals facing serious drug charges, such as possession.
Each possession case we take on is meticulously studied for any possible error or wrongdoing by law enforcement or the prosecution. No matter how recent your arrest, it is in your best interests to speak with an attorney from our firm that can correctly and professionally guide you through the legal process.
What is The Punishment For Drug Possession in CT?
In Connecticut, lawmakers have passed sentencing guidelines that allow for heavy penalties for drug possession. Marijuana is classified as a "cannabis-type substance" and is likely to be charged as a felony if the amount of marijuana in the case exceeds 4 ounces.
- For a first conviction of possession of more than four ounces of marijuana, the accused person is facing up to five years in jail and up to a $2000 in fines.
- If the individual is facing a second conviction, there is a real possibility to spending up to 5 years in prison with a $3,000 fine.
- Any subsequent conviction will carry heavier and heavier penalties.
Whether the possession charges involve prescription drugs, "designer" drugs, street drugs or any other type of controlled substance, it is important to speak with an attorney at once in order to seek to avoid serious negative consequences.
If you are facing drug crime charges of any kind, contact us for help today.
Have You Been Charged With Drug Distribution?
As in any drug crimes case, seeking out legal assistance as early as possible can be crucial to the outcome of your case. Drug charges could involve violations of your Constitutional rights, and in some cases, it is possible for an attorney to review the evidence against you in order to ascertain whether or not it was lawfully obtained. You are protected against unlawful search and seizure.
When we take on a drug distribution case, we immediately review each fact and detail thoroughly in order to prevent the filing of charges when possible. In some cases, a negotiation for lesser charges is met and a plea bargain is possible. Don't put your future into the hands of an inexperienced attorney.
Distribution Drug Charges in Danbury
Drug distribution laws apply to those that are being charged with:
- Illegal import
- Illegal distribution of illegal substances in the United States.
This can include selling narcotics to other individuals and moving narcotics from one location to another with the knowledge of their existence.
Drug distribution is taken very seriously by both the state and federal courts and is heavily punished. Having an attorney on your side with the experience to defend against felony drug crime charges, and the ability to aggressively fight the prosecution's case may be the difference between being convicted and walking free.
If you are facing a second distribution charge, the penalties imposed in a conviction are increased. Our firm has extensive experience at trial, and the laws specific to drug distribution, the rights of a defendant, and trial law.
Contact Us For an Experienced, Aggressive Drug Crime Attorney in Danbury
Your future is at stake when you face drug charges. The prosecution views drug crimes very seriously and can be expected to mount a vigorous campaign to exact the most severe penalties possible. The experienced drug crime defense attorneys at Jowdy & Jowdy can explore the options available to you and help you decide what strategy to follow.
We can evaluate the likely outcome of each strategy to determine if our best course is to negotiate a plea or go to trial. We are aggressive negotiators who can seek reduced charges, lesser penalties or we can sometimes have the charges completely dropped. If we have to go to trial, you can be confident you have the best team at your side to wage a strong defense on your behalf.
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