Drug crime convictions can result in serious penalties. If you have been arrested on drug charges, you may already be aware of the possibility of fines and time behind bars. What you may not be aware of is the additional consequences and how they can be even more detrimental to your career, reputation and life in general.
If you are convicted of a drug offense, you will have a permanent criminal record that could very likely have a negative effect on your ability to keep a job, apply for new professional opportunities and pursue educational goals. It could even be used against you in a family law case or child custody battle. These days, keeping your record clean is critical.
Committed To Keeping Drug Charges Off Your Record
At The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc., our criminal law attorneys are committed to keeping your record clean. We have more than 100 years of collective experience and the resources necessary to develop a creative drug crime defense strategy designed to attain the best possible outcome. We will work tirelessly to defend your rights, not only in negotiation, but at trial. We stand ready to defend you in court and are prepared to unravel the prosecutor's case, challenge witness statements, present strong defense evidence and argue your case.
Defense Against All Drug Offenses
From our law offices in Columbus, Delaware, Cleveland and Mt. Gilead, our lawyers defend against all misdemeanor and felony drug offenses throughout Ohio, including:
- Drug possession
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Possession with intent to sell or distribute controlled substances
- Possession with intent to transport narcotics
- Sale of drugs
- Drug trafficking or drug transport
- Drug manufacturing or cultivation
- Money laundering related to a drug crime
- Drug conspiracy crimes
Defenses Against Drug Crime Charges
If you have been accused of a narcotics charge, or even if you are merely under investigation, immediate action can prove beneficial. When prosecutors, investigators or police officers resort to aggressive tactics to try to obtain evidence against you and convict you of a drug crime, you want to ensure your legal representative can counter the opposition with just as aggressive, if not even more aggressive, defense strategies.
Potential drug crime defenses we may use include:
- Illegal search and seizure procedure
- Illegal search warrant
- Mistaken identity
- Challenging the weight of seized substances
- Challenging the procedure used in testing seized substances
We believe that effective and aggressive representation in a criminal defense matter is everything. We accomplish this by preparing each case as if we are going to trial. Even if a case can be resolved without the need for trial, preparing our case for any circumstance sets the stage for us to secure the best possible resolution.
You need an attorney who can guide you through the process and challenge the evidence presented against you in court. If the police made law enforcement errors such as an improper search and seizure, we can file a motion to suppress, which could lead to a case acquittal, reduced charge or, in some cases, could result in a complete case dismissal.
Free Drug Crime Defense Consultation
Contact us today. We will evaluate your drug crime case for free. Because we are dedicated to providing representation that makes this process as easy as possible, we make sure you are treated personally and attentively. You will never be treated like just another case number. We will always be accessible, available and working to get positive results for you.