The government’s “war on drugs” has led police and prosecutors to arrest and charge citizens with drug crimes using unconstitutional tactics and based on the weakest evidence. Conviction of a drug charge may have very serious consequences including a jail sentence and a permanent blemish on a person’s record. For our clients who truly have substance abuse issues, we help them deal with both the criminal charge and underlying substance abuse issues in their lives.
As an experienced criminal defense firm, Casciola & Galambos, LLP has successfully represented numerous clients accused of drug crimes and other serious felonies and misdemeanors. We defend clients accused of drug charges, such as:
- Drug possession
- Under the Influence of drugs
- Possession with intent to sell drugs
- Sales or Transportation of drugs
- Prescription drug fraud
- Manufacture of drugs
- Cultivation of marijuana
- And all other drug offenses
A Strong and Vigorous Defense Effort
Casciola & Galambos, LLP will carefully review the evidence and the events leading up to the arrest. We carefully look for every opportunity to obtain a dismissal or reduction of the charges based on evidentiary and Fourth Amendment reasons. Our attorneys have successfully persuaded the District Attorney not to press charges for these and other reasons, through assertive pre-filing activities. If the case does go forward, we will work to develop a strong and vigorous defense effort designed to minimize the consequences for our client.
Drug Treatment and Alternatives to Incarceration
At Casciola & Galambos, LLP, we know that some criminal charges grow out of underlying behavioral problems. Drug use or addiction, alcohol abuse, and psychological problems can play a major role in causing a person to violate the law. Unless these problems are solved, many persons facing drug charges will revert to the behavior patterns that got them in trouble with the law in the first place.
When it is appropriate for our client, and when we think that the Court will agree to it, we seek an outcome that includes treatment and rehabilitation services for drug and alcohol problems. In some cases, these treatment options can become one part of an overall solution that includes alternative sentencing outcomes such as deferred entry of judgment or probation.
For a free consultation with Casciola & Galambos, LLP, call 1.800.892.3489 or 1.805.541.4135 or contact us online.