If you have been arrested for illegal drug possession, distribution, selling or other drug-related offenses, you face the likelihood of many months or years in prison. The experienced attorneys at The Martin Law Firm have represented clients in a variety of drug crime cases and strive to get reduced sentences, suspensions or even acquittals. Being accused of any drug related crime is a very serious offense in Norristown and the District Attorney’s office prosecutes such crimes every day.
Drug crimes, much like DUI charges and other crimes, can quickly become very costly due to fines, court costs, legal fees etc. They can also jeopardize many areas of your life such as employability, driving privileges and your freedom. In addition, conviction of a drug crime can often lead to a prison sentence. If you or a loved one has been accused of a drug crime in the Norristown area, it is necessary for you to consult with a skilled and experienced drug crime attorney at The Martin Law Firm.
At The Martin Law Firm, we understand the stakes involved in drug crime cases and fight tirelessly for our clients’ rights. Our experienced attorneys will examine every aspect of your case to determine if your constitutional rights were violated during your arrest and if evidence is admissible in court. Our goal is winning total freedom of criminal consequences for you. Contact our Norristown drug crime law firm at 215-646-3980 and ensure your case is given the aggressive defense needed to help you.
Drug Crime Penalties and Alternative Sentencing Programs
Any drug crime, from simple marijuana possession to major drug sales and trafficking charges, carries the potential of significant criminal penalties. In Pennsylvania, penalties for drug crimes range from probation to prison, depending on factors such as the type of drug and the amount in the defendant’s possession at the time of the arrest.
Arrest procedures must be strictly followed by the Norristown police for any evidence acquired to be admissible in court. The skilled drug crime attorneys at The Martin Law Firm are able to determine if your rights were violated by the police and seek to help you avoid ever having to face these charges and penalties. Please visit our Drug Crime Penalties page to learn more.
Our attorneys handle cases involving marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin and other drugs. We also handle cases involving oxycontin, oxycodone and other prescription drugs. The type of drug involved can play a role in how the case is handled. Our knowledge and skill allow us to prepare a strong case, regardless of the drug involved.
When convicted of a drug crime, you may be able to obtain alternative sentencing instead of being incarcerated. Alternative sentencing would mean that instead of an actual conviction, you would likely have to attend a drug treatment or rehabilitation program. In addition, they would also more than likely need to attend drug counseling, perform community service, pay fines, and agree to random drug testing. A person would also be required to remain on probation following completion of alternative sentencing.
Similar to the ARD program available to first-time DUI offenders, Section 17 “probation without verdict” is an alternative sentencing program which our law firm is very familiar with and allows for certain first-time offenders to avoid conviction and have their record expunged. There are eligibility requirements that have to be met before the drug offender can be placed in Section 17, which is one of the reasons that it is important to hire a knowledgeable criminal defense law firm for a drug charge.
Norristown Police Department | District Court 38-1-01
The Norristown Police Department has 55 officers, as well as 6 full-time detectives, to provide police services to the citizens of Norristown, and anyone else within the corporate boundaries of Norristown. The Norristown Police Department contains a Criminal Investigation division which investigates any drug-related crimes in the Norristown area.
Norristown is one of the largest communities in Pennsylvania with over 34,000 residents. Located on the Schuylkill River, it was established as a mill town and home to the county courthouse and is the county seat of Montgomery County.
The Norristown District Court, Magisterial District #38-1-01, is located at 317 W. Germantown Pike Norristown, PA 19403-4227. Magisterial district courts are responsible for adjudicating all traffic and non-traffic citations as well as processing criminal and private criminal complaints inclusive of arraignments and preliminary hearings, the handling of certain civil and landlord tenant complaints, as well as parking violations. This is where your drug possession or other drug crime case will initially be heard as it enters the PA criminal justice system.
Drug Crime Law Firm in Norristown, PA
The seasoned drug crime attorneys at The Martin Law Firm have over 10 years of experience in the defense of serious drug crimes and have developed strong abilities and resources to defend drug possession charges of all types. Contact an experienced Norristown, PA drug crime attorney at The Martin Law Firm at 215-646-3980 today to schedule a free case evaluation.