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Drug Crimes

Drug Charge Defense Lawyers

If you are facing drug charges, from simple possession of a small amount of drugs for your own use, to distribution of large quantities of controlled substances, it is important to seek the advice of a criminal defense attorney with a record of success in overcoming drug charges.

At Stone, Cardwell & Dinkin, PLC, in Richmond, Virginia, our lawyers provide aggressive defense of all state and federal drug charges involving illegal drugs and controlled substances, including:

  • Simple possession
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Possession with intent to distribute
  • Distribution
  • Manufacturing

Drug Crimes and Forfeiture

Drug crimes can involve the forfeiture of assets used in the commission of a crime or substitute for assets used in criminal activity. For example, if the authorities show that you generated $100,000 in income from distributing drugs, they can take $100,000 of your assets — cars, homes, cash — whether or not the asset was involved in the drug trade or paid for with the proceeds of criminal activity.

We are frequently successful in helping our clients get their assets back or reducing the amount of a forfeiture.

Constitutional Issues

Our attorneys will analyze your case and determine the most effective approach to minimizing the negative consequences to you. We may file a motion to suppress evidence because your constitutional right to privacy or right to be free of illegal search and seizure was violated.

We may show that a search warrant was not obtained or was not executed correctly. We may show that the evidence they have against you is not what they claim it to be.

Informants and Entrapment

Many drug crimes are based on information obtained from a confidential informant, whose credibility can later come into question. We can also argue that our client was a victim of illegal entrapment.

If we cannot get the drug-related charges against you dismissed, we will negotiate in an attempt to get them reduced to a lesser offense. For example, if we can show you did not profit from the sale of drugs, the charge can be less severe.

In short, we will attack the government's case against you at every turn. To learn more about our drug crime defense practice, please contact Stone, Cardwell & Dinkin, PLC

The initial consultation is free of charge.

Experienced on Both Sides of the Courtroom
Stone, Cardwell & Dinkin, PLC 101 Shockoe Slip, Suite K Richmond, VA 23219 Phone: 804-359-0000 Fax: 804-257-5555