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Drug Crimes LawyerYou will need a drug crimes lawyer if you have been charged with any crimes that include those criminal offenses related to illegal or controlled substances. These charges usually include the possession, sale, or delivery of drugs such as cocaine, heroin, marijuana, amphetamines, morphine,  oxycodone, or hydrocodone. It also often includes the possession of drug paraphernalia.

A Drug Crimes Lawyer can help you if you’re being charged as a misdemeanor or felony with sentences of up to 25 years in prison and a $500,000 fine, depending upon the severity of the crime, the amount and type of drugs involved and whether the accused has any prior convictions.

Depending on the facts of the case, a defense may include a motion to suppress evidence, if constitutional rights were violated. Or, the state’s case may rest on “constructive possession,” meaning the accused was not actually physically possessing a drug when arrested (e.g. when the drug is found in an accused’s car or house). In order for a criminal defendant to be convicted of constructive possession, the prosecutor must show the defendant had- both knowledge of the presence of the controlled substance and the ability to exercise dominion and control over it.