Charged with Drug Possession?
Experienced Bucks County Drug Crimes Defense Attorney
In Bucks County, it is a crime to knowingly and intentionally possess illegal or controlled drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines and other drugs. Drug trafficking or distribution in Bucks County is a drug offense often termed “Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance.” Drug manufacturing of any controlled substance in Pennsylvania is against the law. Some common examples are cultivating marijuana, operating a drug lab, or manufacturing methamphetamines. If you are facing drug crimes charges, you need an experienced drug crimes defense attorney at your side.
Aggressive Drug Crimes Defense Law Firm
There are about 53,000 drug related arrests in Pennsylvania each year, with cocaine and marijuana the most common. Abuse and trafficking of prescription narcotics and pain medication have risen here and around the nation. However, The Law Office of Sharif N. Abaza knows every case has unique circumstances. As a drug crimes lawyer in Bucks County, Sharif Abaza knows that narcotics arrests, whether state or federal, affect more than just the suspect. It has far-reaching effects on that person’s family and friends. Incarceration devastates loved ones: children grow up without a parent, and partners are left to fend for themselves. A conviction will seriously harm your ability to find a job in the future and leaves a mark that rarely can be erased.
Drug Crime Penalties Can Be Severe
As an experienced drug crimes lawyer, Sharif Abaza will work tirelessly to help get charges reduced or dropped. He will vigorously examine procedures used to investigate narcotics cases and affect an arrest, investigate whether your Constitutional rights were violated, evidence improperly seized or your home or car improperly searched. He will hire forensic experts when necessary, interview witnesses and examine whether your rights were upheld and procedure followed.
Strategic Drug Crimes Defense
The Law Office of Sharif N. Abaza can also aggressively pursue the best possible result in cases where guilt is beyond question. Depending on the nature of the charges, a client’s background and criminal record, it is possible to plea for leniency and reduced sentencing.
With a background as a prosecutor and a reputation for integrity and dedication, Sharif Abaza has successfully won plea deals for numerous clients charged with drug offenses:
- Simple Possession
- Possession with intent to manufacture
- Possession with intent to deliver (PWID)
- Possession with delivery/trafficking
Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) Program
For first time, non-violent offenders, you may be eligible to enter into the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program. This allows qualified clients to avoid incarceration and get the help they need to repair their lives. Upon successful completion of the ARD program your criminal record can be expunged.