Connecticut Drug Charge Lawyer
At the Law Office of Jerome Paun, we frequently represent clients facing drug charges involving the possession and distribution of illegal substances. Drug crimes carry serious penalties; but with a strategic defense, it is possible to minimize the consequences, or even get the charge dismissed.
To discuss your defense with an experienced Connecticut drug charge attorney, call us toll-free at 866-787-0119 or contact our law firm online . Our firm defends people accused of misdemeanor and felony drug charges in state court, such as:
- Possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia
- Possession of cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, and other controlled substances
- Possession with intent to sell (WITS)
- Conspiracy to distribute drugs
- Narcotics trafficking
- Drug manufacturing
- Prescription drug fraud and illegal possession of prescription drugs
- Juvenile drug charges
- Other drug charges
Building a Strong Defense Against Possession and Drug Distribution Charges
Just because the police have evidence against you does not mean you will be convicted and sent to jail. It is important to examine how the police obtained that evidence and whether any of your rights were violated in the process. For example, did the police obtain a warrant to search your property for drug paraphernalia? If you were convicted of drug possession at a traffic stop, did the officer have probable cause to pull you over?
The Law Office of Jerome Paun is frequently successful at challenging the prosecution's case by carefully examining the facts of the situation. When possible, we will file a motion to have the evidence dismissed if any of your rights were violated to obtain it.
Alternatives to Conviction and Jail
Other options we consider may help you avoid conviction and/or jail. Diversionary programs can help you avoid unnecessary conviction, jail time and a criminal record by placing you in a program designed to rehabilitate, rather than punish you. For example, if you were addicted to drugs at the time of your arrest, we may be able to convince the judge to suspend prosecution for up to two years while you seek treatment, after which we may be able to get the charges dropped. Additionally, the Drug Education Program (DEP) and the Community Service Labor Program (CSLP) may enable you to avoid jail and a permanent record.
Attorney Jerome Paun understands the rules of these programs and when to seek them for his clients. If such an outcome is right for you, our firm can work hard to obtain it.
Contact a Storrs Drug Crimes Attorney
For a consultation with the Law Office of Jerome Paun, call us toll-free at 866-787-0119 or send our Willimantic firm an e-mail . We offer a free initial consultation in criminal defense matters.