If you have been charged with drug trafficking, you're facing serious charges. Even a first offense can carry harsh penalties. Many types of trafficking charges involve mandatory minimum prison sentences.
With your freedom on the line, don't face the criminal justice system without experienced help. Contact our attorneys at Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, LLC. We have the experience to level the playing field. In fact, our senior partner was a prosecutor in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, for three years. He knows how the prosecutors will likely handle your case, and he can use that knowledge to pursue a successful outcome.
How A Search Or Seizure Violation Could Work To Your Advantage
In trafficking cases, the key evidence is the drugs themselves. Police typically obtain this evidence through a search and seizure. Perhaps the police found drugs while conducting a search of your:
- Personal effects
You have important constitutional rights when it comes to these searches and seizures. Yet the legal framework governing this area of law can be confusing, and police officers sometimes overstep their bounds by:
- Conducting traffic stops without probable cause
- Failing to obtain (or properly execute) a search warrant
- Neglecting to read your rights after placing you in custody
These and other errors could have a significant impact on your case. If your attorney properly pursues them, key evidence could be ruled inadmissible. The charges could even be dismissed.
We'll Take Concrete Steps To Fight The Charges
When you hire our attorneys, you can rely on us to carefully inspect every detail of your case, from the circumstances of the arrest to the evidentiary chain of custody to the wording of the warrant. We will aggressively defend your constitutional rights at each stage of the proceedings. If your rights were violated in any way, we will leverage that oversight in your favor to the fullest extent possible. You can also count on us to find any weaknesses in the evidence and use them to your advantage.
Get Experienced Legal Help
If you're facing charges for drug distribution, sales or trafficking at the state or federal level in Pennsylvania, don't hesitate to involve an attorney now, before it's too late. Call 717-827-4074 for a free consultation with one of our lawyers.