In today’s society, drug abuse and addiction are twin problems that afflict many innocent people. Our society is both overly permissive, with doctors handing out highly addictive opioids like candy, creating unwitting addicts, while at the same time unfairly criminalizing things like simple possession of marijuana. Many possession charges are often prosecuted as sales and trafficking felonies, based solely on the amount of drugs a period interestingly, due to a historical quirk (originating in the 60’s, where hippies would lace sugar cubes and paper with liquid LSD), drug weights now include the weight of the “carrier medium.” For example, the typical Oxycontin tablet contains 15mg. of the opioid, and 250mg. of an analgesic such as Tylenol. Each tablet thus counts as 265mg., and thus, forty tablets amounts to ten grams – trafficking weight – although there is technically less than one gram of the actual controlled substance involved. Trafficking charges are always felonies, and often carry minimum mandatory State or Federal prison sentences. Fortunately, an experienced drug defense attorney can help you navigate this difficult area, and is often able to get charges thrown out, reduced, or diverted into treatment programs allowing cases to be completely dismissed, and records sealed or expunged. There are many legal issues involved in drug arrests, including challenges to a search, a search warrant, and other constitutional protections that keep us from becoming victims of the power of the Government. My office is experienced in all aspects of defending drug possession and sales charges, and has successfully gotten cases dismissed, charges reduced, and diverted. Most importantly, based on my personal experience with addiction and recovery, I understand, as almost no other attorney does, what it takes to overcome addiction, as well as how to navigate the system. With my decades of criminal law experience, and recovery, I can help where almost no one else can. No situation is ever hopeless, and I have helped clients facing mandatory 20+ years in prison walk out as free men and women. In cases like this you need a fighter who “gets it.” I get it, and if you get me as your lawyer, I promise you I will do everything I can to get you the best possible result, personally and legally. Attorney The Barnett Law Firm are experienced in all aspects of drug cases in State and Federal court. If you are facing any kind of drug charge, you need an experienced professional to help. Call me anytime for a free consultation. We are available 24/7/365.
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