If you’ve been arrested on a drug-related offense in Cheltenham Township, PA, it can be a very scary time for you and you must be wondering what to do next. An experienced PA drug crime lawyer at The Martin Law Firm will educate you about your legal rights and provide you with the best possible representation during this difficult time.
The Cheltenham Township Drug Task Force is comprised of members of the Cheltenham Police Department that are sworn County Detectives for the purposes of investigating Narcotics Violations and any drug-related offenses in Cheltenham Township. This includes the possession of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, or other illegal narcotics listed on our Pennsylvania Drug Schedules page. It is important to know that any statement that you make to the Cheltenham Township Police or to the Cheltenham Township Drug Task Force will be used as evidence against you in the future.
The experienced criminal defense attorneys at The Martin Law Firm understand that when you are charged with an offense involving controlled substances, you have Constitutional rights that may have been violated, specifically the Fourth Amendment’s protection from an unreasonable search and seizure. Our attorneys can pursue the suppression of illegally obtained evidence if you or your property was searched by the Cheltenham Police without a proper warrant or without probable cause.
Alternative Disposition | Section 17
Our skilled criminal defense lawyers can also pursue alternative programs which may be available to you. Similar to the ARD (Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition) program available in Pennsylvania for certain first-time DUI offenders, Section 17 of “The Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act” allows for certain first-time offenders of non-violent drug possession offenses to undergo a period of probation and have their charges legally dismissed. This process is labeled as “Probation Without Verdict”, and our experienced drug possession attorneys know how to handle this complicated process.
Elkins Park District Court | Cheltenham Township, PA
Drug crime lawyer Elkins Park PAWith just over 4,000 people per square mile, Cheltenham is the most densely populated Township in Montgomery County and is the third most populous township in Montgomery County. The Martin Law Firm is experienced in representing individuals in Cheltenham Township for many types of drug offenses, such as drug possession, possession with intent to deliver, and drug paraphernalia. These offenses are normally heard in the Elkins Park District Court, located at 7804 Montgomery Ave., Elkins Park, PA 19027. Among her many duties, The Honorable Elizabeth McHugh conducts the preliminary hearings at the Elkins Park District Court, which is the first level of the criminal system in PA that you will experience after being arrest and charged with a drug-related offense in Cheltenham Township. The experienced attorneys at The Martin Law Firm are familiar with the rules and procedures of the Elkins Park District Court and will represent you even at this initial phase of your arrest proceedings.
Drug Possession Lawyers | Cheltenham Township, PA
The skilled criminal attorneys at The Martin Law Firm have been defending individuals against drug-related offenses in the Cheltenham Township area for over 10 years and are very familiar with how local prosecutors handle drug crime cases. A drug crime lawyer from The Martin Law Firm will work diligently to provide the strongest defense available to you and to achieve the best results possible.
We offer a free initial case evaluation for any Cheltenham Township, PA drug crime matter. Contact an experienced Cheltenham Township, PA drug crime lawyer at The Martin Law Firm at 215-646-3980 today to schedule a case evaluation.