On behalf of Dickman Law Offices, P.S.C. posted in Drug Charges on Monday, March 19, 2012

Drug charges are serious in Kentucky as they are elsewhere. As evidenced by one recent case, those who are found guilty can face harsh penalties.

Recently, a 50-year-old man was sentenced to 14 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. The man was the apparent leader of a group that was responsible for bringing methamphetamines to northern Kentucky from California. The group is said to have distributed the drugs to places in Kenton and Grant counties.

Federal and state authorities conducted the investigation. Seven people in total were charged in April of last year. All seven members of the group eventually pleaded guilty to the charges. Other group members also received sentences of 30 to 90 months in prison.

When someone is facing drug charges, a great deal is at stake. A conviction could be life-changing for both an individual and their family. Because of this, it is often wise for an individual to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney. An attorney can investigate the evidence in a case, negotiate with prosecutors and vigorously defend an individual against the charges.

Although the media often implies an individual is guilty, anyone who has been charged with a crime is innocent unless they are proven guilty in a court of law.

The justice system is often confusing and complicated. A person who has been charged with a crime may feel overwhelmed. However, working with an attorney who has a broad understanding of the law often proves to be highly beneficial.

Source: WLWT, “Final Member Of NKY Meth Ring Sentenced In Federal Case,” Mar. 15, 2012