Fighting Drug Charges

As with other areas of criminal law, it is crucial to speak with a qualified attorney if you face drug charges. Ideally, this should happen before you make an official statement to law enforcement. A qualified and knowledgeable lawyer will be indispensable to ensuring that your rights and liberties are protected under the law, regardless of whether the charges are possession of marijuana or the trafficking of methamphetamine.

Based in Fort Mitchell, The Law Firm of Donald L. Nageleisen P.L.L.C. has helped hundreds of clients facing drug charges. We believe it is always in the best interests of the client to aggressively fight any criminal charges, including drug charges. A veteran of an estimated 20,000 trial cases since he began practicing law in 1989, our founder has a well-deserved reputation for steadfast defending his clients as he works toward the best possible outcome in their specific legal situation.

We Defend Our Clients Against A Variety Of Charges

Drug offenses can vary from a misdemeanor to a severe felony here in Kentucky. As with other states, the amount of illegal substance and the activity of the defendant will dictate the charges. Here are some general guidelines:

  • Possession: Charges vary depending on the drug and the amount, but charges can range from class A misdemeanor for first offense possession of marijuana to a class D felony (one to five years in jail) for first offense possession of heroin.
  • Distribution and trafficking: This charge is a much more serious offense. Packaging, cash and related items will be considered evidence and part of the charge. A first conviction is a class C felony that results in a fine of up to $10,000 and 10 years imprisonment with penalties doubling with each repeated offense.
  • Manufacturing and cultivation: This can be either a federal or a state matter. The charges are generally a felony with jail time, heavy fines and probation. The manufacturing of methamphetamine is a class B felony (up to 20 years in jail) for a first time offense and class A felony (20-50 years of jail time) for subsequent offenses.

The Best Defense Starts With You

It is crucial that a defendant be polite to law enforcement, but they should make no statements on the record before consulting with a criminal defense attorney with experience handling drug charges. The earlier the lawyer enters the process, the more help they can be in protecting your rights in a court of law.

Are You Facing Drug Charges? Contact The Law Firm Of Donald L. Nageleisen P.L.L.C. Today.

Call 859-446-5341 to schedule a consultation with attorney Donald L. Nageleisen. We can also be reached online through our website.