With help from a drug crimes lawyer from our firm, you do not have to fight the damage of a drug arrest in Philadelphia on your own. When you are ready to fight for your freedom, a member of our criminal defense team is ready to fight by your side.
Our team may be able to negotiate your sentence, reduce your financial penalties, or even have your charges dropped if there is evidence that law enforcement violated your rights. From questioning probable cause to exploring the validity of your arrest, we do everything we can to protect your future and minimize any financial and criminal penalties you face as our client.
We Defend Clients Against a Variety of Drug Charges
If you are facing drug-related charges, a strong defense team will help you fight to maintain your freedom and preserve your reputation and future. Our team is familiar with Pennsylvania drug laws and can craft a defense that fits your case’s circumstances. At our firm, we defend clients charged with:
Whether your drug-related crime is associated with LSD, heroin, cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, or a combination of drugs, we are here to help. Our criminal defense team can help you fight against potentially high fines and harsh sentences using the evidence available in your case.
How Our Firm Can Fight to Defend You
After a drug arrest, you never have to interact with law enforcement on your own. You have rights, including the right to remain silent and have a lawyer present when you speak with law enforcement. In addition to supporting and advising you during any interviews with the police, we will also:
- Examining the details of your arrest to determine if there was probable cause to arrest you
- Investigate the possibility that the police violated your rights during your arrest
- Ensure a timely legal process that complies with the statute of limitations
- Fight to have the charges dismissed, if possible
- Arrange a strategic plea bargain
- Negotiate for a reduction in the charges or penalties
Our team understands the importance of lawyer-to-client communication, so we also make it easy for you to get in touch with us. After we sign a contract to represent you, you will be able to contact your DUI attorney via email, call and text, and social media. Whether you have one question or need an overall view of your case, our team is reachable around the clock.
Get Client-Focused Legal Care
When our firm defends you, we put you first. That means we treat you like the individual you are and give your case the attention it deserves. Our Google reviews attest to our commitment to defending you. Previous clients say:
- “Mr. McKenzie is a life changer…he is very responsive, professional, [and] cares about his clients and the outcome of their cases. I would highly recommend him to anyone.”
- “He used his experience and knowledge to get me a better outcome than I could have hoped for!”
- “Very attentive from start to finish. Got a result beyond my expectation. Would highly recommend to anyone facing criminal charges.”
If you are ready to hold on to protect your family, community standing, and career aspirations, our drug crimes lawyers are ready to help. We aim to put together a solid defense for you with your present and future in mind.
Penalties for Drug Crimes in Philadelphia
Drug laws in Philadelphia can lead to severe penalties and punishment and should always be taken seriously. On your own, reducing the potential damages of a drug arrest could be challenging. Even understanding the variables that contribute to potential sentence lengths can be difficult without legal assistance. According to 18 Pa. C.S.A. §7508, the severity of a drug-related conviction might depend on:
- The type of drug
- The amount of drugs
- Previous convictions
Depending on these factors, you could potentially face tens of thousands of dollars in fines and lengthy sentences, which can both cause severe damage to your career and finances. Our team can work hard to delve into the details of your arrest and identify weak points to use in your defense.
A Drug Crime Conviction Can Impact Your Everyday Life
While a drug crime conviction can lead to fines and imprisonment, it can also have many other detrimental effects. For example, it could cost you your job or career now and may also prevent you from obtaining employment in the future. If you have higher education goals, you may forfeit your ability to obtain student aid and other government financing. Certain housing options may also be unavailable for you.
A drug-related arrest and conviction not only affects you, but it also impacts the people you love. It carries the possibility of forced separation due to imprisonment. As such, it may leave your family to cope with community negativity, loss of financial support, and a change in the way the household runs without your familial contributions. Drug charges could also affect your relationship with your family and friends overall.
Put a Former Prosecutor’s Experience to Work for You
If you or someone you love was arrested for a drug-related crime in Philadelphia, McKenzie Law Firm, P.C. can offer the legal defense you are seeking. Our firm was founded by a former prosecutor who wants to help our clients mitigate the potential social, personal, financial, and professional penalties of charges like these.
Our Philadelphia drug crimes lawyers are ready to fight beside you. Contact the criminal defense team at McKenzie Law Firm, P.C. by calling (610) 991-7219 today.