Types of Drug Crimes
As government crackdowns and mandatory minimum sentences continue to be commonplace, a good attorney may be the only thing between those charged with drug crimes and a jail cell. The firm of Harrison & Matsuoka has a team of highly experienced criminal defense lawyers who are qualified to represent you in a range of litigation related to drug crimes, including:
- Drug Distribution
- Drug Possession
- Drug Sales
- Drug Trafficking
- Possession with the Intent to Sell
- Producing or Manufacturing
If you know you are under investigation by the FBI, DEA, or other related government agencies, the attorneys at Harrison & Matsuoka will work to help you protect yourself. As your advocates, they strive to assist you as you take pre-emptive action to protect your rights and future interests. The sooner you call them, the better their chances to protect you.
Potential Consequences if Convicted
The penalties resulting from a drug crime conviction vary greatly, depending on the nature of the charges, the specific substance related to the crime, and other factors. Though misdemeanors and felonies can differ in the severity of punishment, even relatively “less-significant” drug crimes can carry serious consequences as you move through life. Being convicted of a drug crime can leave you vulnerable to the following penalties:
- Heavy fines
- Prison sentences (ranging from months, years, or even decades)
- Loss of your rights to own firearms or vote in elections (if convicted of a felony)
These are only potential legal ramifications. In addition to these possible punishments, having a misdemeanor or felony drug conviction on your record can have a negative impact on your ability to find employment, qualify for loans and credit, or eligibility for certain housing situations.
How Skilled Attorneys May Be Able to Help
If you have been arrested or indicted on drug crimes, you should waste no time in retaining the services of a law firm with experience in providing criminal defense for individuals facing drug charges. Though your charges are serious, having the representation of knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys on your side can give you a greater opportunity to seek a more favorable outcome.
From the outset, a skilled attorney can assess your situation, learn the details of your case and the crimes you are charged with, explain your legal options, and help you build the best strategy moving forward. If your case goes to trial, lawyers with extensive litigation experience will be a valuable asset in your corner. The attorneys at Harrison & Matsuoka are ready to provide you with reliable counsel and dedicated representation.