Defenses to Drug Trafficking In Pennsylvania
Reliable And Experienced Representation For Drug Trafficking Charges
Drug trafficking is a serious crime in Pennsylvania, and prosecutors like to stack these offenses onto other charges to make things appear more severe. The fact that these charges cannot necessarily stand on their own, however, also makes them easier to defend against. If you face drug trafficking charges, either as a standalone charge or combined with another offense, you need a skilled defense attorney to challenge the charges and fight for your legal rights.
The attorneys at Bellwoar Kelly, LLP are ready to defend you. Our criminal attorneys have over 50 years of combined criminal law experience. We assist clients throughout the West Chester area with complex criminal cases. We believe in aggressively fighting for each client to obtain the best results possible.
Defenses To Drug Trafficking Charges
We will always fight to have your charges dismissed or reduced. You do have defenses available, and we will walk you through every step of your case to determine the best approach for your situation. Defenses to drug trafficking or possession with intent to distribute may include:
- Violation of Fourth Amendment rights – This includes illegal search and seizure, such as lack of a search warrant or an improperly issued search warrant.
- Entrapment – If we can show that you were drawn into the criminal act by law enforcement, we can argue entrapment.
- Lack of intent to distribute – The prosecutor must show that you had the intent to sell or distribute drugs to succeed with a trafficking charge.
- Lack of evidence – We can argue that the prosecution does not have enough evidence to meet the elements of the crime, such as proving the drugs were in your possession and control or the amount of drugs in possession was enough to raise the drug charge from possession to trafficking.
These are just a few examples of the many ways we can defend a drug trafficking charge, with or without other charges.
You should always take these charges seriously as even the mandatory minimum penalties are steep and conviction will lead to a criminal record that can wreak havoc on your future. Trust your defense to attorneys who know how to handle these difficult cases.
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When your future and freedom are on the line, you have no time to waste. Contact our office to schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney. Call us at 610-314-7066 or send us a message online.