Even as a first offense, being arrested for a drug-related crime in Pennsylvania can have severe consequences for your freedom and your future. Additionally, prior drug offenses or convictions can make your current situation much tougher regarding the penalties you could face. Whatever your circumstances, being arrested can feel overwhelming and hopeless, but you do not have to navigate this stressful environment alone. You can lean on us for guidance and support.
Our Upper Merion, PA, drug crime lawyer has your best interests at heart. We are here to defend and protect your rights from the moment you hire us. We help you understand your charges, handle every stage of the legal process, and fight for a favorable outcome for your situation. Our honest communication means you always understand your legal options, every possible development for your case, and what to expect as it progresses.
Being Arrested For Drug Charges Does Not Always Result In a Conviction
As a former prosecutor, David McKenzie has tried cases on both sides of the courtroom. As such, he and his team have a unique familiarity with how the prosecution will build their case against you and will put this knowledge to work in your favor. For example, we could strengthen your case by challenging the prosecution if there are discrepancies or weaknesses in the following elements:
We carefully analyze the evidence against you and challenge any discrepancies, such as technical mistakes with drug tests, how the evidence against you was obtained, the quality of the evidence, and the reliability of witness testimony.
Flaws in police procedure, such as issues with probable cause for arrest or the unlawful search, seizure, or violations of your rights during the legal process could weaken the prosecution’s case.
Defenses Against Drug Charges
There are many possible defenses. For example, proving the controlled substance belonged to someone else or that you had a legal reason for having the controlled substance could result in a dismissal or reduction of your charges.
How Our Lawyer Defends You If You Are Facing Drug Charges in Upper Merion
To get a conviction, the prosecutor must prove you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. This means that all procedures related to evidence and police procedures used in the case against you must be correctly followed down to the smallest detail. If there are weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, our drug crime attorney will find them because we care for our client’s future.
In a nutshell, we focus our knowledge of the law, prior experience in defending criminal cases, skills, and resources on doing everything we can to achieve a favorable outcome for your situation.
Cases We Can Help You With
Our drug crime lawyer defendS clients in many types of criminal cases and work hard to have penalties dismissed, reduced, or dropped where possible, especially for drug offenses related to the following:
- Cocaine crimes
- Conspiracy to traffic narcotics
- Drug distribution
- Drug manufacturing
- Drug possession
- Drug trafficking
- Heroin crimes
- Illegal drug use
- LSD crimes
- Marijuana crimes
- Methamphetamine crimes
- Possession with intent
Being charged with a drug crime does not have to end in steep fines, license suspension, a conviction, or jail time. Let us put our experience, resources, and skills to work for you and help you to protect your future.
What to Do If You Are Arrested For a Drug-Related Offense in Upper Merion
Staying calm and respectful is essential if you are arrested for a drug crime. Remember, you have the right to remain silent and to have legal representation. With early intervention, we may be able to prevent charges from being filed after your arrest or during the pre-trial process. If we find your rights were violated at any point, we could push for the case to be dropped or have evidence against you excluded.
Otherwise, we work to get you released on bail at a low cost where possible. Further, if your driving license was suspended, we can request that your driving privileges be reinstated so you can continue working and meeting other obligations. Finally, if your charges cannot be dropped or dismissed, our team could explore other legal options, such as pleading guilty to a lesser charge or pushing for probation rather than a prison sentence.
Why Choose The McKenzie Law Firm, P.C. For Your Legal Defense?
Our clients can benefit from the following:
- David McKenzie, our lead attorney has achieved AVVO’s highest rating of 10.0 Superb.
- Open, honest, and accessible communication. We answer your calls 24/7.
- Pennsylvania former criminal prosecutor with knowledge of both sides of the criminal justice system.
- The 10 Best Award in Client Satisfaction for the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys.
- Confidential consultation to learn about your legal options
- We fight for a favorable outcome for your case, including your charges being dropped, dismissed, or reduced.
What Our Clients Say:
You do not have to let a mistake ruin your home life, employment opportunities, and future; you do not have to face this difficult situation alone. To give you an idea of what we can do to help, here are a few thoughts from our prior clients in similar cases:
“Excellence in EVERY sense of the word! From the initial Consultation to the Hearings and Conclusion of the case, David McKenzie kept me extremely informed, aware of all possible outcomes and plays, and ultimately resolved my case with the best possible outcome, in my favor! Hands down, he is the absolute BEST! If you are in need of a Criminal Attorney and your freedom in any way has been threatened, look no further! Thank you David for everything!” – Teresa Gibbs.
“Very happy with Mr. McKenzie’s service: deep professional knowledge, precise analysis, straightforward communication, clear explanation on all possible scenario and corresponding plans, and quick reply on emails / calls with courteous manner . The result was same as he predicted. Highly recommend.” – Linda Sun.
Let Our Drug Charge Attorney in Upper Merion Help to Protect Your Future
If you or a loved one is arrested for a drug crime, the criminal defense lawyer at McKenzie Law Firm, P.C. is here to defend you. We offer a confidential consultation to help you understand your legal options and are available 24/7 to take your call.