Connecticut Drug Charges 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 charges 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. Attorney Jerome Paun has more than 25 years of experience defending people accused of misdemeanor and felony drug charges in state court, such as:
- Drug possession, including possession of marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, heroin and drug paraphernalia
- Drug sale and 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
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 the evidence.
Alternatives to Conviction and 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 complete treatment, after which we may be able to get the charges dropped. Additionally, the Drug Education and Community Service Program (DE&CSP) may enable you to avoid jail and a permanent record.
Lawyer 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 law firm can work hard to obtain it.
Contact a Drug Crimes Attorney in Storrs, Willimantic and Throughout Eastern Connecticut
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 free initial consultations in criminal defense matters.