Whether you are charged with Possession of Marijuana, Trafficking Cocaine, or Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Methamphetamine, we have the legal experience to provide an aggressive defense of your case. We will examine all legal options that may provide relief. For example, we will investigate to determine whether any of your constitutional rights were violated. You have a Fourth Amendment right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure; a Fifth Amendment right to be free from self-incrimination; and, a Sixth Amendment right to legal counsel. A violation of any of these rights may be grounds for suppressing evidence the State/Government has against you. Suppression of key evidence can often lead to a dismissal of criminal charges.
Even when the State has a "good case" against you, as a first time offender you will likely be eligible for a legal agreement that, when successfully completed, will result in a dismissal of charges and the basis for expunging or "cleaning up" your record.
Sometimes, going to trial is your best legal option. If the State or Government cannot prove their accusations beyond a reasonable doubt, the law requires that you be found not guilty. I have tried hundreds of cases and I am ready to put my experience to work for you today!
Are there significant differences between misdemeanor and felony drug charges? Absolutely!
These differences affect:
How much your case will cost.
How long your case will go on for.
The amount of jail or prison time you face if found guilty.
The amount of fine you could receive if found guilty.
Your ability to vote.
Your right to serve on a jury.
Your ability to possess a firearm.
Did you know that a felony conviction will prevent you from employment with the federal government, including the United States military? With a felony conviction it is possible that you could be excluded from Government aid such as: Social Security and Unemployment, federal grants and loans, eligibility for Section 8 housing and food stamps. If you are a professional, or pursuing a professional degree, a felony conviction may prevent you from, or revoke, your professional license.
Stop worrying, call the Law Office of Stephen M. Ball today and let's get to work!