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Drug Offenses

Drug OffensesIf you are facing a drug charge that involves the use, possession, distribution, or manufacture of any controlled substance or imitation controlled substance, you need the help of an experienced criminal lawyer that handles drug offenses.

A drug related conviction can result in life changing consequences. Incarceration, parole, probation, loss of driving privileges, loss of gun rights, forfeiture and loss of property, loss of professional licenses, loss of housing, and loss of employment are a few of the potential results of being convicted of a drug crime. The penalties vary based upon a variety of factors including the weight of the substance, the nature of the substance (marijuana, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, etc.), the nature of the charge (use, possession, manufacture, and/or distribution), prior criminal record, possession of a weapon, and the location where the offense allegedly occurred (home, school zone, park, correctional facility, etc.). For persons that are not United States citizens, a drug conviction can have severe immigration related complications including deportation from the United States. It can also affect a person’s ability to travel abroad.

An experienced criminal lawyer can potentially help to:
  • Act as a buffer between you and law enforcement;
  • Make efforts to avoid being charged;
  • Lay the foundation for a strong defense;
  • Obtain a reasonable bond;
  • Protect your Constitutional rights;
  • Seek dismissal of charges or suppression of evidence when appropriate;
  • Seek the return of items seized or forfeited, when possible;
  • Raise necessary defenses such lack of knowledge, lack of intent, lack of evidence, alibi, mistaken identity, mere presence, and reasonable doubt to possibly gain acquittal or a charge reduction;
  • Negotiate a favorable plea bargain or sentence agreement. Attempt to obtain HYTA or 7411 status when applicable;
  • Give you the peace of mind that your matter is being handled by a professional, who will defend the case in the right manner.

Hiring the right attorney is one of the most important decisions that you can make for yourself and your family. Do not trust your case with any lawyer. Do not settle for a legal hack job. Practicing law is a skill that develops over time with experience, commitment, dedication, and talent. There are no amateur lawyers at Hilf & Hilf, PLC – only seasoned professionals that are looking out for the interests of the client that will not settle for what is easy over what is right. Hilf & Hilf, PLC is the firm you need to contact if you are facing a drug related offense.

Drug offenses we regularly defend include:
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia;
  • Loitering in a Drug House;
  • Maintaining or Keeping a Drug House;
  • Use of Marijuana;
  • Possession of Marijuana;
  • Delivery or Manufacture of Marijuana;
  • Medical Marijuana Related Charges;
  • Use of a Controlled Substance;
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance;
  • Possession of Methamphetamine;
  • Possession of an Analogue Controlled Substance;
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute;
  • Prescription Fraud;
  • Operating Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance;
  • Operating Under the Influence Causing Serious Injury or Death;
  • Delivery or Manufacture of an Imitation Controlled Substance;
  • Delivery of a Controlled Substance Causing Death;
  • Furnishing a Prisoner with Contraband;
  • Prisoner Possession of Contraband;
  • Possession of a Firearm while Under the Influence.

Sometimes in life you only have one opportunity to reach the right result. Contact Hilf & Hilf, PLC today for a consultation.