Assertive Drug Crimes Lawyer Defending Pittsburgh Residents’ Rights

money changing hands in a drug crimeThere are a myriad of drugs that are illegal to possess, ingest, sell or share in Pennsylvania. These are known as controlled substances and being caught with them can incur serious penalties including jail time and fines. If you’ve been accused of committing drug crimes, you need the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney.

Potential Penalties

There are many factors that influence the sentencing for those convicted of drug crimes. Some of these include what kind of drug was in possession and its amount; what the intent was for the drug, whether for personal use or for sale or distribution; if you have prior drug convictions and more. Based on these aspects, offenders may be charged with misdemeanors, felonies, fines and prison time. Your specific circumstances and defense argument will be the two major deciding factors.

Common Drug Crimes Defenses

We’ve helped countless clients face drug crimes charges and employ many methods of defending your rights. Just a handful of common defense strategies include proving:

  • Entrapment
  • Insufficient quantity
  • A lack of knowledge said drug was illegal
  • A valid prescription
  • Unlawful search and seizure

Don’t Face Drug Crimes Alone

The attorneys at the Law Office of Michael L. Studd don’t want to see your future compromised because of a mistake or misunderstanding. We will work tirelessly on your behalf to ensure your rights are protected and the arresting officers followed all the rules. It’s understandable to be afraid to face the consequences, but waiting won’t help. Call us today so we can get to work defending you.

The Law Office of Michael L. Studd takes pride in protecting the rights of Pittsburgh individuals facing charges related to drug crimes. If you’ve recently been accused of a drug crime, call our office today at (412) 400-6157 to schedule a free consultation.