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How Do I Fight A Drug Charge? Three Connecticut Defense Tactics

Posted by Erin FieldFeb 27, 20140 Comments

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You have been charged with possession, cultivation, or distribution of drugs in Connecticut and suddenly your career and entire future are put on the line. You are facing the risk of spending years in jail and being forced to pay significant fines. What may have seemed like a minor offense, and in fact is considered a minor offense in many states, has left you facing serious consequences that you may not have even realized you were at risk for. In these cases, you need a strong defense to help you with your case.

As a criminal defense attorney in Hartford, I have helped many people in your situation. Here are some of the unique but highly effective ways I help people like you defend their Connecticut drug charges in court.

  1. File a motion of illegal search and seizure – In many cases, you may not know if the search and seizure of the drugs was legally carried out as required by the State of Connecticut. I have worked with many defendants facing drug charges to determine if the police did their job correctly and properly secured the evidence against you.
  2. Ask for a Nolle Prosequi – For first time offenders, particularly those possessing a minor amount of marijuana, I can help you request nolle prosequi. This allows your case to be dropped. If you are not caught in any other criminal activity for the following 13 months, the case is completely erased from your record.
  3. Request alternative punishment methods – For more severe cases, where nolle prosequi may not be a viable option, there are alternative punishments to jail or being forced to pay thousands of dollars in fines. Instead, I can work with you to give you the chance to do accelerated rehabilitation or community service.

There are a number of ways to defend criminal drug charges in Connecticut. Having an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side is crucial to doing this correctly and getting the best outcome in your case. Contact me for a confidential consultation to discuss your options and learn the optimal defense for you.