Philadelphia Gun And Drug Crime Lawyer
A well-known side effect to recreational drug and narcotic use is the impairment of making sound judgment. While this alteration in mental state has the potential to make any situation more dangerous in contrast to if the individual was sober, it is especially problematic when dealing and purchasing drugs. With this in mind, it’s not surprising that many individuals who are arrested with drugs are also carrying a weapon. Due to the combined risk presented by both guns and drugs, law enforcement has taken additional efforts to clamp down on gun crimes that are associated with drugs.
Gun and Drug Crimes are aggressively prosecuted in Pennsylvania and federal courts. Prosecutors tend to seek extensive jail sentences. Many courts, recognizing that drug and gun crimes are violent, will impose very heavy sentences on these types of cases. If you have been charged with one of these crimes, you must handle these charges seriously. You need a criminal defense attorney who will work hard either to prove your innocence or negotiate a more favorable outcome for you.
In Pennsylvania, Gun and Drug Crimes are treated harshly. The Pennsylvania legislature enacted mandatory minimums for persons who commit drug crimes with a gun, whether the weapon is loaded or not. At the moment, these mandatory minimums have been put into question by the Pennsylvania Courts.
As a result of these mandatory minimums being challenged, prosecutors are rushing to give harsh sentences while they still have the change. They have therefore have pushed harder and harder to convict – and later stridently sentence – persons charged with Gun and Drug Crimes.
Furthermore, in some cases, a Pennsylvania District Attorney’s office can also request Federal authorities to step in and prosecute the more serious cases. As a result, should you be charged with a gun and drug case, you must take it seriously, since you can be sentenced to decades in a State or Federal detention center.
The attorneys at The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., have decades of experience handling criminal matters, and specifically in Gun and Drug Crimes. When you work with one of our attorneys, you can expect us to be involved with you throughout each step of the process, eventually either preparing the case for trial or negotiating a favorable resolution of the case. Our experienced criminal defense trial attorneys will ensure your case gets the attention it needs to achieve the outcome you deserve.
Defense Against Drug Charges
Our criminal defense lawyers can help you develop your defense to misdemeanor or felony drug charges. Whether you are charged with possession or trafficking, our attorneys have experience in dealing with all types of drug offenses. As part of your defense, our attorneys will carefully examine police records, including their procedure during the arrest. If police lacked probable cause or conducted an unlawful search and seizure, we can argue for evidence in the case to be suppressed, or thrown out. If evidence is thrown out, then the prosecution’s case is weakened, which will help us secure you better options.
Defense Against Gun Charges
As gun violence dominates local and national news broadcasts, penalties for those crimes have become increasingly harsh. These harsh penalties demand an aggressive defense. We handle defense for gun crimes and other prohibited weapons on both the state and federal level, including:
- Weapons Trafficking
- Unlawful Possession of a Weapon
- Illegal Discharge of a Firearm
If any weapon is used during the commission of a crime, the penalties for the crime may be enhanced, at the District Attorney’s discretion. This is a critical issue, because you could face additional years in prison, reduced parole opportunities and other penalties if you are convicted.
At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we take criminal defense seriously, and work hard to make the state or federal government prove the case against you. To make an appointment with our attorneys for drug and gun offense, please call 215-543-7220. Your consultation is always free.
This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.