Drug Possession And Trafficking Attorney In Marshall County
In Marshall County and throughout western Kentucky, it is illegal to possess, make, sell or give away controlled substances such as cocaine, heroin, marijuana, Ecstasy and methamphetamines.
If you or a loved one has been charged with drug possession or drug trafficking, the lawyer you choose to represent you will have a major impact on the outcome of your case. Make the right choice. Contact me, Don Thomas, Attorney At Law.
Marshall County Drug Possession And Drug Trafficking Attorney
Kentucky takes an aggressive stance on drugs. Possessing even a small amount of a controlled substance, other than marijuana, is a felony. Possession of marijuana is a misdemeanor in Benton, Paducah and statewide.
While recent measures have reduced the length of prison sentences, those found guilty of drug possession still face large fines and possible prison sentences of up to 10 years, and will have a permanent mark on their criminal record. As a convicted felon, it can be difficult to obtain a job or find housing. You will also be stripped of your right to vote and possess a gun.
In Kentucky, drug trafficking involves selling, giving away or making a controlled substance. The quantity of drugs may also increase a criminal possession charge to trafficking. Depending on the amount and type of drugs involved and how many previous drug charges you have, a guilty verdict will carry up to 10 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
An Aggressive Stance Against Drug Possession And Trafficking Charges
As a former county prosecutor and district court judge, I know both sides of the coin. Because I know how the prosecution thinks and the steps it is taking to build its case against you, I am able to use proactive defense strategies that tear its case apart.
I have spent more than two decades in court. The courtroom is like my second home. I know the law like the back of my hand and I understand the legal justice system inside and out. Local prosecutors know I am ready to take a case to trial at a moment’s notice.
I won’t even entertain plea bargains in criminal cases until I have thoroughly investigated your case. During my evaluation, I search for hidden evidence and expose the motives of the government’s witnesses. After I have all the facts, I build strong defense strategies that give my clients the best possible chance of defeating their charges.
Common defense strategies include:
- Unlawful search and seizure
- Invalid search warrants
- Crime lab mistakes
- Chain of custody issues
Contact me, Benton drug possession lawyer Don Thomas, at 270-406-6171, 270-527-2425 or 866-289-0518. Consultations are free. If Don is not available to answer your question, please ask for my paralegal.