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Illegal drugs are considered a persistent nuisance, especially in big cities. Drug activity disrupts communities, creates violence, and usurps a large percentage of law enforcement resources. In general, Illegal drug offenses are often investigated and prosecuted with aggressive legal action and swift movement through the court system to get drug-related criminals off the streets. Especially in cases involving repeat offenders, it may be difficult to get judges to show leniency.
If you are accused of a drug offense, it can be a smart move to hire a drug defense attorney as soon as possible. At Chávez Law Group, our drug defense team handles these types of cases regularly.
Types of Drug Crimes
Most drug-related offenses are felonies, including possession of a controlled substance, importation, drug trafficking, intent to deliver, drug manufacturing, drug transportation, and prescription fraud.
A conviction for a drug offense could include any of the following penalties:
- Time in prison
- Counseling and rehabilitation
- Narcotics offender registration
- Regular drug testing
- Loss of driving privileges
- Search and seizure of assets, including property and vehicles
- Loss of parenting rights
The Advantages of Hiring Chávez Law Group
Hiring our criminal law team to represent you against an aggressive prosecutor can have many benefits for you as you seek a way out of this mess. Depending on the results of our investigation and the alleged evidence, we can build your defense with strategic elements that could mean proving your innocence.
For example, in some cases, the evidence is circumstantial or insufficient. This is where a thorough investigation and strong research skills are key. The facts can determine your innocence; it’s just a matter of gathering the right ones. Some clients are able to avoid a conviction when we demonstrate to the court that they had a legal right to be in possession of the substances. In other cases, improper police procedure can completely nullify the evidence against the accused. In cases where we are not able to get the charges dismissed, we can work with the prosecutor and judge to seek reduced charges and alternative sentencing. Throughout the legal process, our attorneys will provide you with valuable advice on what you can do to improve the outcome of your case.
If you have been accused of possession, intent to deliver, or another illegal drug crime, let the experienced defense team at Chávez Law Group build an intelligent legal defense to help you avoid a conviction. If you’d like to share your side of the story with us, please contact our team to set up a meeting.