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Drug Charges: An Overview

State and federal government agencies make serious efforts to stop the use and sale of illegal drugs and enforce the laws against drug offenders. The Toney Law Firm, LLC has experience in defending clients charged with drug crimes. Individuals convicted of drug crimes may have difficulties for the rest of their lives in seeking employment, loss of friends and family members, unable to work in certain fields that require security clearance or hold some professional licenses.

A drug crime conviction may cause the loss of a child custody award following a divorce. The loss of certain freedoms and rights that accompany a criminal conviction requires a strong and aggressive defense from a knowledgeable attorney. Following an arrest, it is important to contact a knowledgeable lawyer for legal advice and avoid making incriminating statements to law enforcement. An experienced attorney can advise defendants as to the proper steps to take following an arrest with drug crime allegations.

Drug Offenses and Penalties

Drug crimes are serious offenses and the penalties can be significant that can include jail or prison time, fines and court fees, probation, drug education and rehabilitation, and periodic chemical testing. A drug crime conviction may cause a loss of personal property, assets, and real property. A drug offender may face deportation for breaking the law.

Factors that influence judges are the amount of drugs involved and the type, whether the drugs were for personal use or distribution for profit. The presence of minors and use of weapons or violence are other factors that can influence sentencing by a judge.

Drug crimes usually consist of the following:

At The Toney Law Firm, LLC, the team's goal is to provide the best defense possible resulting in the most favorable outcome for her clients. Attorney Toney has successfully defended many criminal defendants including many charged with drug crimes. Criminal defense can attack evidence presented by prosecution such as validity of warrants, arrest procedures, forensics, witness statements and other evidence. A prosecutor must present enough evidence to show beyond a reasonable doubt that a drug crime was committed.

With freedoms and rights at stake, it is important to seek an effective legal defense. Make an appointment today for a free consultation regarding a drug crime case.


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