A highly qualified drug crimes attorney, David Pflaum has defended every type of drug case for over 25 years so he knows what to do to help you if you are facing a charge related to drugs.
Drug crime accusations related to possession for sale or sales can be defended in many ways, depending upon the circumstances surrounding the detention and arrest, the type and quantity of drugs allegedly recovered by the police, and the evidence that the prosecution claims to have in support of the criminal charges.
Note. The fact that a police officer may have discovered drugs in someone’s possession, car or home, or claims that the drugs were being transported or possessed for sale, does not mean that there is enough evidence for a conviction.
HOW THE CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER HELPS IF A CLIENT IS IN CUSTODY
Get out of Jail. If the client is in jail, there are several ways attorney Pflaum can help him or her get released before the first court date, or during the first court date at the arraignment.
The procedures to get a person out of custody depend on the circumstances of the alleged crime and the present status of the accused, i.e., ties to the community, employment, ownership of property, age, health, prior criminal record, military experience and character references.
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How Was the Arrest Done. One of the first things to do when defending a drug crime is to determine whether the police had probable cause for a detention or a search of the person, automobile, or house where the drugs may have been found and, if not, whether the illegal evidence can be thrown out of court.
Search Warrant. If there was a search warrant involved, then the analysis should focus on the affidavit in support of the search warrant, and whether the scope of the search was appropriate.
Examine the Evidence. The attorney looks carefully at such important factors as where the drugs were supposedly found, the quantity of drugs, whether there was a scale, materials to package the drugs, cutting agents, a large amount of money, tape recordings of sales, phone records, video surveillance recordings, undercover agent purchases, pay-and-owe sheets, sales records, lab analysis, and other factors.
HOW THE DEFENSE LAWYER HELPS HIS CLIENT IN COURT
Plea Bargaining. Most cases filed in criminal court are settled by way of a plea bargain. This is an agreement between the client, his criminal defense lawyer, the prosecutor and the judge to resolve the case in a fair way to the client.
The plea bargain process usually involves a dismissal or a reduction of criminal charges and an agreement on sentencing to avoid jail.
After analyzing the case, reviewing the police reports, reading the witness statements, and collecting valuable information from the client, Mr. Pflaum excels at getting excellent plea bargains for his clients.
A plea bargain is the most common way that a case is resolved in court. A good plea bargain comes from dedicated and skilled work by the defense lawyer who looks for the strengths of his clients case and the weaknesses of the prosecutions case.
Trial. For those cases that cannot be settled by way of a petition to dismiss the charges, or a plea bargain, or for clients who choose to go to trial, attorney Pflaum has extensive experience at preparing cases for trial, presenting excellent opening statements and closing arguments, and winning.
Defenses. Aside from the strategies stated above, the defenses for possession for sale may be lack of knowledge, lack of actual possession, insufficiency of the evidence to prove sales, and lack of credibility of the prosecution witnesses.
You have constitutional rights. Stand up for your rights. Choose the right defender to protect your rights.
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