Covington and Newport, Kentucky Drug Trafficking Defense Lawyer
Kentucky drug trafficking charges are far more serious than charges for possession. The prosecutor’s decision to charge a person with drug trafficking rather than drug possession might be based on the quantity of drugs in the suspect’s possession, how the drugs are packaged, or the presence of otherwise legal items including cash, plastic bags, or a scale.
If you were charged with drug trafficking, attorney, Paul J. Dickman, will work to get charges reduced to possession. Contact our Covington office for a free consultation before talking with police or prosecutors.
In Kentucky, possession of drugs can be a felony or a misdemeanor, depending on the amount and type of drugs involved. Trafficking is most often a felony, unless the case involves a small amount of marijuana. Successfully challenging drug trafficking charges requires an aggressive evaluation of the facts of the arrest, any search conducted, as well as a scrutiny of lab results and chain of custody issues. At Dickman Law Offices, we thoroughly evaluate all issues involved in the search, investigation, arrest, laboratory testing, witness statements, as well as any video or audio surveillance used by the police.
In a recent case, our lawyer represented a client charged with trafficking after police found in her possession a scale, cash, baggies and several packages, one of which was tested and proved to be marijuana. Our attorney demonstrated that the prosecutor was drawing an unfounded conclusion about the contents of the other packages. Felony distribution charges, which could have resulted in a two-year prison sentence and a large fine, were reduced to a charge of simple possession with a sentence of probation and a $200 fine.
At Dickman Law Offices, our lawyer defends clients from Covington, Newport, Fort Mitchell, Florence, Alexandria and other Kentucky/Ohio communities against state and federal drug charges involving controlled substances such as: marijuana, hashish, cocaine and crack cocaine, methamphetamine, barbiturates and other stimulants, heroin, prescription narcotics, including oxycontin, and other opiates, and hallucinogens (LSD). Whether you were arrested or charged with drug trafficking, distribution, or possession, an experienced criminal defense lawyer protects the rights of the accused. By challenging the prosecution, thoroughly investigating the evidence, and presenting a compelling argument to the judge and/or jury on your behalf, our attorney, Paul J. Dickman, provides the most thorough and effective defense possible. If you have been arrested, are under investigation, or have been charged with a drug crime call 859-446-1590 or e-mail our law office for a free consultation with an experienced attorney.