Fighting Serious Pennsylvania Drug Charges
The most serious drug charges involve delivery, distribution, and trafficking of controlled substances. While you want to do everything you can to lower any drug charges you face, the stakes are especially high if you have been charged with possession with intent to deliver, delivery of a controlled substance, or drug trafficking. At the Bucks County law offices of Attorney Niels C. Eriksen, we will make sure you explore all possible options for a defense against your drug charges.
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Drug cases are often overcharged, especially when it comes to possession with intent to deliver or drug trafficking, versus simple possession. If you were arrested for transporting drugs in your car, you will most likely face delivery charges. Often, mules, couriers, and lookouts end up taking the rap for the people really in charge of the drug operation.
Additional aggravating factors can complicate drug distribution charges, such as prior trafficking convictions or having a gun in close proximity of a drug case. These will lead to mandatory jail time. In addition, all drug trafficking convictions, including marijuana possession, carries a 6 month license suspension, with additional time for additional convictions.
Asset Forfeiture: After a drug trafficking conviction in Pennsylvania, the state can take your vehicles, home, cash, and even seize your bank accounts. They turn around and sell your property in order to fund more investigations. We can help you stop them.
Drug Delivery Defense and Mitigation
The most important part of any drug case is to make sure you are not overcharged. Fighting the charge is the first job of any defense lawyer, but working to mitigate the possible consequences is a close second. For example, undercover cops often buy several times before making an arrest. Each instance they buy counts as a prior conviction and this could add years to your sentence unless you address it early.
We will explore every facet of your case in order to build the best possible defense, including:
- Was there sentencing entrapment?
- Was there probably cause for a traffic stop or search?
- Was there a search and seizure violation?
- What evidence ties you to the drugs?
- Are drug conspiracy charges merited?
Your future is on the line, but there are things you can do to fight your drug trafficking charges. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we are ready to protect your rights. Our Buck County law offices are open during weekly business hours, but we offer evening, weekend, and jail visits as well. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.