Facing Drug Charges? You Have Options.
At , we defend the rights and freedom of any client facing drug charges. Because drug use occurs among nearly all ages and socioeconomic classes in the United States, anyone can find themselves charged with a drug crime — from high school and college students to established professionals and others suffering from addiction.
No matter where you are in life, a drug conviction on your record can have serious consequences. That’s why you need the help and advocacy of an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Our attorney, Brian Hall, spent more than a decade as a criminal prosecutor in Oklahoma. He now puts that knowledge and experience to work helping clients fight charges including:
- Possession of marijuana or other “street” drugs
- Possession of a controlled substance without a prescription
- Drug sales and trafficking
- Drug manufacturing
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
We will work to resolve your charges in the most favorable manner available. Depending on your goals and the facts of your case, that could include contesting the charges at trial, negotiating a favorable plea deal or seeking alternatives to traditional prosecution.
Challenging Evidence Based On Fourth Amendment Violations
Drug possession seems like an impossible charge to contest when police have discovered drugs on your person, in your car or on your property. But if the evidence was obtained illegally, it cannot be used against you in court.
It is somewhat common in drug busts for police to conduct searches without a warrant or probable cause. In some cases, this violates a defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable search and seizure.
After discussing the details of your interaction with police, we may determine that your rights were violated and file a motion to suppress evidence. This is just one of many defense options available to you.
Prosecution And Sentencing Alternatives
If you have been charged with a drug crime, you may have options that extend beyond traditional criminal court. One such option is felony drug court, which focuses on treatment and rehabilitation rather than incarceration. This program, which is essentially a strict form of probation, is not available to all defendants. Prior convictions, violent crimes and other factors could disqualify you from participation.
Another option may be mental health court. It was established in the early 2000s to serve criminal defendants who have a mental health condition, developmental disability or substance abuse disorder. Those who qualify can get access to much-needed services to treat the conditions they suffer from, and in doing so, reduce the likelihood of future criminal behavior.