Drug charges are one area of law where the punishment often doesn’t fit the crime. In some cases — certain federal drug trafficking charges, for example — the penalty could be life in prison. And even a charge for simple possession of marijuana can have consequences far beyond the initial fine and possible jail time. With a drug offense on your record, you may have trouble getting a job, or a higher education, or even housing.
With so much at stake, you should never muddle through these charges on your own. Nor should you entrust your rights and liberties to an inexperienced lawyer. Just as the prosecutor will work tirelessly to secure a conviction, so, too, your attorney should be prepared to defend you aggressively in court — including at trial, if needed. And that requires experience.
Benefit From Our More Than Four Decades Of Combined Experience In Criminal Law (And Insight Of Former Prosecutors)
You’ll find more than 40 years of combined experience at the Bellwoar Kelly, LLP. As former prosecutors, our lead defense attorneys know how the other side approaches these cases. This insight from both sides of the courtroom provides a valuable leg up when you’re facing the complexities of the criminal justice system.
How We Can Help You Pursue The Best Possible Outcome
Police officers and prosecutors take a very detailed approach when investigating and charging drug crimes. Our attorneys will likewise develop a strategic plan of attack, conducting a thorough investigation and laying the groundwork for an outcome that serves your best interests.
We understand the law, and we are aware of the tools that law enforcement officials use when pursuing a charge. Sting operations, controlled buys, controlled deliveries, wiretaps, roving wiretaps and confidential informants can all play a role in a potentially devastating conviction.
The laws concerning these methods – particularly wiretaps, searches and seizures – are complex. Our lawyers are highly knowledgeable in this field. We know how to pinpoint weaknesses in the state’s case. We use that experience to give our clients the information they need to make confident choices about their cases.
Why Drug Charges Are So Prevalent
Drug crime penalties are a massive source of revenue for Pennsylvania. Due to its proximity to New York City, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., West Chester is often viewed as a hotbed for drug trafficking. Drug crimes are thus a high priority for law enforcement agencies in the area. At both the state and federal level, they routinely conduct ongoing investigations, charging everyone who falls into their investigative net.
If you have gotten trapped in the web of drug charges, we can help. Our criminal defense attorneys vigorously represent individuals throughout Pennsylvania who have been charged with possession, trafficking and conspiracy. We handle all types of drug-related cases, state and federal, such as those involving:
- Illegal prescriptions
No matter what type of charges you are facing, you can count on us. Our lawyers are committed to protecting your rights and helping you obtain the best outcome possible.
Discuss Your Case During A Free Consultation
Call 610-314-7066 anytime, 24/7, or use our email contact form to arrange a free consultation. Our main office is conveniently located one block from the West Chester County Courthouse, and we have an additional office in Pottstown. If you are unable to come to our offices, we can make arrangements to meet at the police station, your home or another convenient location.