A drug crime conviction can impact every area of your life. It can damage your professional reputation and impact your standing in the community. It can also impact your family and personal life. Our Berks County drug crimes lawyer at McKenzie Law Firm, P.C. can work to minimize the negative consequences of a conviction. We may be able to negotiate plea bargains or get your charges dismissed.
We will listen to your story without judgment, request and review the state’s evidence, and investigate the details of your arrest. We work hard to identify any factors that might invalidate your arrest. We also help prepare you and any witnesses for depositions, interrogations, or the trial process. We handle the details of your case from start to finish so you can focus on your future.
Put Our Criminal Defense Team to Work for You
Every person charged with a crime has the right to have an attorney fight for justice on their behalf. Our team is committed to fighting for the rights and freedoms of men and women accused of drug-related offenses. To bolster your case and develop your defense strategy, we can:
- Investigate the crime you are charged with
- Look for any violations of your rights upon arrest
- Explain the penalties and fines of conviction
- Negotiate a plea deal that reduces punishment
If you were not read your rights, were questioned after asking for your lawyer, or your person or property was illegally searched, make sure a member of our team knows about it right away. We may use such evidence for your defense.
Get 24/7 Access to Your Lawyer
When you are facing drug crime charges, you will have a plethora of questions and concerns. You will also want ongoing updates at each phase of your ordeal and ongoing knowledge of the development of any plea deals. Your questions will not go unanswered, and you will not be left in the dark.
When we say you are not alone in your fight for fairness and justice, we mean it. After we mutually agree on representation, our Berks County criminal defense lawyer is always accessible to you. We provide you with email, text, phone, and social media avenues that let you get ahold of their lawyer whenever you have questions or concerns.
We Offer Client-Focused Legal Care and Support
Every client we represent is a priority to our team, so we treat you like a person, not a case file. When our clients tell others about our drug crimes defense team, they say:
- “I hired David and he did a great job. He got a few of my drug charges dropped by the officer before my preliminary trial…He was very knowledgeable of the entire process from start to finish.” — Anonymous
- “I was referred to David by a friend that called him ‘the best in the business’. He represented me in a criminal drug offense case and managed to arrange the best-case scenario plea bargain…Would recommend to anyone!” — Josh
Our defense team works hard to avoid or minimize the penalties of a conviction. We make sure you and your case get the time and attention you deserve.
Drug Crimes in Berks County Carry Harsh Penalties
At McKenzie Law Firm, P.C., our drug crimes lawyer will explain the criminal and financial penalties you face. If convicted, the state will base the length of your sentence and the cost of your fines on the following factors:
- The type and amount of drugs involved in your arrest
- Your previous history or criminal arrests and convictions
- The guidelines of the state’s mandatory sentencing guidelines
Other factors might affect your sentence, including the outcome of an accident or the presence of a minor at the location where you were arrested. A long prison sentence could separate you from the people you love or cost you your job. Take these charges seriously and get started on building your defense.
The Benefits of a Plea Deal in Berk County
Sometimes, a plea agreement benefits both you and the court system. When we work to defend you and to limit the damage of conviction, we may negotiate a plea agreement. You can realize the following benefits of a plea agreement:
- Reduced charges
- Lighter sentences
- Lower fines
In some cases, the circumstances of your arrest can lead to an increase in the charges you face. We help you avoid these escalated charges and their accompanying enhanced sentences.
A Drug-Related Arrest or Conviction Can Change Your Life
An arrest can be stressful and frightening at the moment. According to 22 Pa. C.S.A. § 121.6, a drug conviction can also affect your future by preventing you from receiving financial assistance to further your education and career goals. A felony drug conviction can also:
- Bar you from certain types of employment
- Affect your right and ability to cast your vote
- Cause the loss of a professional license
- Prevent the legal possession of a firearm
Our client support team can work to mitigate these potential consequences. When we build your defense, our goal is to help you get the best outcome possible.
Call for a Review of Your Drug Crimes Case
Drug-related arrests and convictions can derail your life in Berks County. When you are ready to fight back against these charges, our drug crimes lawyer can help you build a defense.
Find out how we can help protect your present and your future by calling us now. Discuss your case with one of our McKenzie Law Firm, P.C. team members today.