Last week on the blog we discussed one of the lesser known drug offenses: permitting drug use. While it may be lesser known, it can carry significant penalties that can drastically affect an individual's life. Therefore, those Cincinnati residents who are facing allegations of committing this crime or any other drug offense need to consider their criminal defense options and act on them with confidence.
The legal team at Arenstein & Gallagher has years of experience handling drug cases, so we know how prosecutors will try to prove their cases. Armed with this knowledge, together with a command of the law and the rules of evidence, we start assessing every case we handle for prosecutorial weaknesses. Whether it is a chain of custody issue, an illegal search and seizure, or a witness who lacks credibility, we have experience working for our clients to ensure every step possible is taken to protect their legal rights.
After all, there is a lot on the line when facing drug charges. A conviction could result in prison time, excessive fines, and permanent damage to one's reputation. This is why we have also helped individuals negotiate plea deals when they have felt it was in their best interests. Depending on the circumstances, doing so has allowed individuals to avoid the harshest penalties and get back to their normal lives as quickly as possible.
In the end, our clients dictate the direction they want their cases to go. We can provide them with the legal information and advice they need to make these decisions, then, once made, we aggressively pursue our theory of the case. We've seen a lot of success over the years by using this approach, and we encourage those who are interested to visit our webpage to learn more about our experience, our philosophy, and our practice areas.