Fighting Charges Of Drug Possession And Intent To Sell
Convictions for crimes related to drugs and controlled substances have very serious consequences in Kentucky. Punishment includes steep fines and potentially severe prison sentences, depending on the type and amount of substance involved.
At Aldridge & Birdwhistell Law Firm, we know how to protect your freedom. We have experience defending against charges related to possession, trafficking, cultivation and manufacture of illegal substances.
We handle cases involving all types of controlled substances, including crystal meth, cannabis and cocaine. Call our office for a free consultation now.
Types Of Drug Offenses
Our lawyers have years of experience handling criminal law matters. We handle cases related to all types of controlled substances, including:
- Crystal meth and other methamphetamines
- Cannabis (marijuana)
- Heroin and other opiates
- Ecstasy (MDMA)
- LSD (acid), mushrooms, PCP and other hallucinogens
- Synthetic THC, bath salts and herbal remedies
- Fraudulent prescriptions
The manufacture, sale and possession of meth are common charges in Kentucky criminal courts. Often, however, the charges are based on weak grounds because of improper actions by police officers and other law enforcement officials.
Is It Possible To Challenge A Drug Charge?
The simple answer is yes. An important part of an effective defense involves challenging the methods police officers used to detect whatever drugs are in evidence. For example, when a home is involved, police officers must obtain a warrant supported by probable cause before they may search the home.
When a vehicle is involved, officers must first have reasonable suspicion to stop the vehicle. They must have probable cause to believe they will find evidence of a crime before searching the vehicle.
While police are legally prohibited from stopping and searching a vehicle on “just a hunch,” in real life it happens quite frequently. In situations like these, we may be able to help you defeat the charges.
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