Conviction on drug charges — even a relatively simple charge like possession of marijuana or illegal drug paraphernalia — can carry extremely serious consequences. Fines, court costs, potential court-ordered drug education classes and potential jail time are all very real possibilities. Furthermore, a conviction on drug charges stays on your criminal record and can cause trouble down the road — on job applications, applications for certain types of federal assistance, and loss of your driver’s license.
If you are facing conviction for criminal drug charges, you do have options. There may be ways to mitigate or lessen the potential negative consequences of a conviction, to argue for diversion into an alternative sentencing program, or to find weaknesses in the prosecution’s case that will open the door to dismissal of the drug crime charges.Seek Early Legal Advice After an Arrest on Drug Charges
The success or failure of a criminal case involving charges of possession or delivery of controlled substances depends to a great extent on your defense attorney’s ability to intervene early in your case. The sooner you have a criminal defense lawyer on your side, the better your chances.
Your attorney will advise you of your rights, speak on your behalf to law enforcement and the prosecuting attorney, and carefully monitor the police investigation to ensure that your civil rights are protected with regard to searches, seizures, interviews and collection of evidence.Consult the Pittsburgh Law Firm of Farrell Weaver & Okun, Attorneys at Law
Farrell Weaver & Okun, Attorneys at Law, is a small professional criminal defense law firm located in downtown Pittsburgh, just blocks from the Allegheny County Courthouse. Our attorneys have decades of criminal law experience, handling all types of drug-related criminal charges:
- Possession of or trafficking in either street drugs or prescription medication
- Misdemeanor and felony drug charges
- Minors detained for drug possession and facing juvenile delinquency proceedings
At Farrell Weaver & Okun, our criminal defense lawyers have advanced understanding of the complicated rules involving search and seizure and admission of evidence in drug-related criminal cases. Our knowledge allows us to aggressively defend our clients and “police the police,” to make sure our clients’ constitutional rights are protected every step of the way.Contact Farrell Weaver & Okun for a Free Consultation
Farrell Weaver & Okun offers a free and confidential initial consultation to all new potential clients. To schedule an appointment, call us at (412) 201-5159, or send an e-mail.
Our offices are in downtown Pittsburgh, one block from the Allegheny County Courthouse, near the First Avenue T stop. Ample parking lots are located in the area.