Prosecutions for Drug Distribution and Sales
Felony Drug-Related Crimes
Any type of drug-related criminal charge can have serious negative consequences. This is especially true for felony charges such as drug distribution, possession with intent to distribute or interstate transportation, and manufacturing.
- Automatic and mandatory driver’s license suspension for six months
- Increased penalties if you have previous drug-related convictions
- The possibility of deportation for non–U.S. citizens
- Potential loss of commercial business license
- Ineligibility for government financial aid
Fighting Back Against Charges of Drug Distribution and Sales
There are two main ways to fight a charge of drug distribution. The first is to fight for a dismissal via pre-trial motions or at a trial. Many drug crimes cases are stopped by successful motions to suppress the evidence, in which your attorney will argue that the police seized evidence against you in violation of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution. Motions to suppress the evidence can be based on several factors, including lack of reasonable suspicion to initiate a traffic stop, illegal detention, lack of proper consent to search or illegal search of your person, vehicle or home.
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