Charged with a drug crime?
When you have been charged with a drug-related offense, it is very important that you speak with an experienced lawyer who can help you with your defense right away. Even if you do not have a prior criminal record, you could still face very serious consequences if you are convicted. It is crucial that you do everything in your power to defend yourself and maintain your rights throughout your criminal trial. A criminal defense lawyer familiar in criminal drug laws at the Baldwin Legal Services PLLC can guide your case through with the intention of achieving a desirable outcome. Narcotic and drug offenses include many different crimes, such as distributing, trafficking, selling, possessing or manufacturing controlled substances. If your alleged criminal charge includes the following drugs, you could face enhanced punishment:
The above substances are classified by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) as Schedule I narcotics, meaning that they have a very high potential for abuse and place those accused in the felony arena of felony charges. Therefore, the consequences for crimes involving these drugs can be severe.
Drug Crime Defense Strategies
Federal and state constitutional issues become extremely important in defending drug cases. Did law enforcement officials operate within the constitutional boundaries of the law?
- Did the police have a right to stop you?
- Did they have a right and the proper authority to search you or your property?
- Was the search warrant properly executed?
- Was the confidential informant working off his own charges?
- Was the confidential information monitored by law enforcement?
- Was the informant credible? What is his or her past criminal record for drug dealing?
Our firm investigates the federal and state constitutional issues of each drug case thoroughly. If you have been charged with a drug crime or a narcotics investigation is occurring for an alleged drug crime, you need the assistance of an informed and aggressive attorney. The legal staff at Baldwin Legal Services PLLC has years of experience successfully defending individuals charged with a vast array of drug crimes in Michigan. We will investigate the process by which the evidence was obtained for each charge. In many cases, drugs are found by law enforcement during an illegal search. In these instances, the evidence obtained may not be used against you in a court of law, leading the prosecution to drop the charges. If the evidence in your case was obtained legally, our drug defense lawyers can often negotiate with the prosecution and find alternatives to jail time which may include deferred adjudication or probation.
Our firm will take the matter of your criminal defense very seriously. We understand the many complications that can arise as a result of drug charges and arrests, and we work hard to see that those challenges are minimized by whatever legal means available. If you have been charged with a drug crime, you need a skilled criminal defense attorney on your side. Please call 877-886-1441 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. We will keep your information confidential.