A Carbondale Drug Offenses Attorney Who Will Keep You Informed
Clearly, drug crime charges are not something to take lightly. The outcome can impact the rest of your life. I am attorney Bernard J. Brown. If you face felony or state drug crime charges, my law firm, Bernard J. Brown, Attorney at Law, can help you determine your best course of action.
I represent clients who face all types of violent crimes as well as all types of drug crimes, including:
- Drug possession
- Drug trafficking
- Driving under the influence of a controlled substance
- Marijuana cultivation
- Meth labs
- Sales of controlled substances
I review the circumstances of the case to see if authorities performed a legal search and seizure, or if there are other procedural mistakes that may lead to the dismissal of the charges. I also understand that people sometimes make bad decisions and regret it afterward. In these situations, it’s important to have an attorney who can negotiate a plea agreement that minimizes the penalties. I have the experience to negotiate with prosecutors.
What Are The Consequences Of A Drug Conviction?
In Pennsylvania, any drug conviction brings on many potentially serious penalties such as fines, probation and even incarceration. One thing is certain though: depending on the amount of the substance found with you, mandatory minimums may apply in your case. A second offense carries more severe penalties.
Depending upon the type of charge, you could also lose your right to own or possess a firearm, and you may lose employment opportunities. If you’re a student, it’s important to know that drug trafficking convictions often prevent individuals from receiving federal financial student aid.
Realistic, Frank Assessment Of Your Case
It’s important for anyone facing a criminal charge to maintain a realistic view of where his or her case is going. I make sure my clients are informed every step of the way. As an experienced lawyer, I will aggressively pursue the best possible outcome. But I don’t give clients false expectations. I will always provide a completely honest take on your case.