Windham County Drug Charges Lawyer
Secure Your Future & Freedom against Drug Charges
At The Law Office of Jerome Paun in Willimantic, we frequently represent clients facing drug charges involving the possession, sale or distribution of illegal substances. Drug crimes carry serious penalties. With a good legal criminal defense strategy, it is possible to minimize the consequences, or even get the charges dismissed through the use of an appropriate diversionary program.
Windham County drug crimes attorney Jerome Paun has almost 40 years of legal experience. He defends people accused of misdemeanor and felony drug charges in state court such as:
- Drug possession, including possession of marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, heroin and other controlled substances
- Drug sale and possession with intent to sell (PWITS)
- All marijuana charges, including possession and sale
- Prescription drug charges, including possession, sale and prescription fraud
- Conspiracy to distribute drugs
- Narcotics trafficking
- Drug manufacturing
- Prescription drug fraud and illegal possession of prescription drugs
- Juvenile drug charges
Building an Effective Defense against Possession & 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 properly obtain a search warrant? If you were convicted of drug possession at a traffic stop, did the officer have probable cause to arrest you?
We are frequently successful at challenging the prosecution's case by carefully examining the facts of the situation. Sometimes we are able to challenge a search and seizure of drug evidence or paraphernalia by a suppression motion to exclude illegally seized evidence from being used against you in court.
Alternatives to Conviction & 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 dismissed. If you are eligible, we may be able to get you into the Drug Education and Community Service Program (DE&CSP). If you are successful in that program, the drug charges against you will be dismissed a year after you were granted the program.
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 an Experienced Drug Crime Defense Attorney
You can reach out to our team at (860) 455-4202 to arrange a free initial consultation with an experienced drug crime defense lawyer in Windham County.
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