New Haven Drug Lawyer
Drug charges can have lasting consequences and a conviction can remain on your record for years. Therefore, if you’re facing a drug charge, it is important that you ensure your rights are protected and that you know what your options are. A New Haven drug lawyer can help. Let our New Haven criminal lawyers take on your case, and hold the state to their burden while ensuring your rights are protected.
Why Hire a Drug Attorney
A conviction for any crime requires that the prosecution prove each element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. Oftentimes, the evidence of a particular case does not meet that burden. Other times, evidence has been seized illegally and may not be used against the alleged offender.
An experienced drug lawyer in New Haven can assist you in determining what the prosecution’s evidence against you is and whether any of it was illegally obtained. We will work diligently to ensure your rights are protected and hold the prosecution to their burden of proof.
Connecticut Drug Laws
Connecticut has made a number of changes to their drug laws recently, so it is important that you understand what the current law is and how it may affect your case. Drug laws are governed by Connecticut General Assembly Sec. 21a. The laws apply to a wide variety of illegal drugs as well as prescription drugs. Possession of narcotics and hallucinogens is unlawful in Connecticut, as well as possessing prescription drugs without a proper prescription.
Penalties for possession range, depending upon the location of the offense, the type of drug at issue, the amount of the drug allegedly possessed, and whether it is a first offense. It is also illegal to sell or distribute narcotics and other controlled substances. Penalties for distribution also range based upon the factors listed above.
It is unlawful to use, possess, or deliver drug paraphernalia. Drug paraphernalia includes a wide variety of items, including those that are used to plant, grow, manufacture, ingest, or inhale controlled substances. Penalties range depending upon the location of the offense and whether a controlled substance was present with the paraphernalia.
Building a Defense
We have the knowledge and skill to guide clients through their cases to completion. If you opt to work with a New Haven drug attorney, you’ll receive the following services:
- Full case investigation and assessment of all relevant evidence
- Advice on developing a strong legal strategy
- Representation at all court appearances
- Plea negotiations with the state and
- Full trial preparation, when applicable
Value of Legal Assistance
A drug conviction can haunt you for years to come. These days, the majority of employers conduct background checks, so a drug conviction can affect your future job prospects. It can even affect your ability to apply for certain housing.
Make sure your case is handled properly. An experienced New Haven drug lawyer will work closely with you on your case, each step of the way, so that you are confident you are doing all that you can do to protect yourself and advance your case.