Protecting The Rights Of Those Charged With Drug Crimes And Marijuana Possession

As the laws pertaining to drugs — particularly marijuana — continue to evolve throughout the United States, the law in Connecticut still prohibits the possession, sale and manufacturing of illegal and prescription drugs. If you or a loved one has been charged with a drug crime, it's important to secure representation from an experienced criminal defense lawyer to protect your rights and criminal record.

It's Just Marijuana. Is It Still A Big Deal?

It's true, the laws pertaining to marijuana are changing. However, if you are stopped by the police for a routine traffic violation and they find marijuana or other illegal drugs in your possession, you could face serious penalties such as fines and jail time. In many cases, the authorities will pile on the charges depending on the type of drug, the amount in your possession, whether you had a scale or other items associated with distribution, if there was an intent to sell, as well as numerous other factors.

At The Goodine Law Firm, LLC, we know firsthand the collateral consequences that can stem from a drug arrest. For young people — particularly college students — an arrest can result in being kicked out of student housing, a suspension or expulsion from the school and a tarnished criminal record that may make it difficult to find future employment.

We want to help our clients avoid jail time and other severe penalties by exploring alternative options. Drug and alcohol treatment programs, probation and community services and other options may be available depending on the discretion of the judge. When you sit down with us, we will review your case, answer your questions and help you develop a strategy that pursues a favorable, yet realistic outcome. Whether we negotiate an agreement with the prosecution or take your case to trial, we will be honest about the potential outcome and will aggressively defend your rights and fight for your best interests.

Experienced Criminal Defense Representation With A Convenient Location

At The Goodine Law Firm, LLC, our office is located next to the courthouse in Bristol, Connecticut. No matter if you, your spouse, or your son or daughter has been arrested for drug charges, we want to help. Stop by, call 860-261-2540 or send us an email via our online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation with our attorney.