Drug Possession Defense
You stand accused by the state or the federal government of possessing illegal substances. Before long you will face a trial and—if you are convicted—be sentenced according to the laws of whichever government convicted you.
You may be incredibly confused over what is happening, and why. Haven’t some states decriminalized marijuana or legalized it all together?
How can one be accused of possession if it isn’t even on your person? Why is there such a huge range of possible punishments for the same crime?
Drug laws are rapidly evolving in the U.S., both at the state and the federal level. But these laws aren’t changing fast enough to keep record numbers of American citizens out of crowded state prisons for simple possession charges and other drug-related crimes.
Prison, however, is only the beginning for those convicted of possession in most states:
- Many possession charges are still criminalized and will show up on your records. These records are public and will be available for the whole world to see on the web.
- If the possession charge is serious, or you have multiple convictions for the same crime, you will face mounting fines which could make you indebted to the state for years.
- A criminal conviction will put a strain on your relationships and your job. This is true even for the smallest possession charges.
Do not let a drug possession charge steal your future from you. Contact Bilecki & Tipon TODAY to start fighting back.
I’ve Been Accused of Drug Possession Charges. Now What?
Do not discuss details of your case with friends or family. Do not “assist” law enforcement, even if they offer you a deal to name names. Hire an attorney experienced in possession defense to represent you as soon as possible. And never assume that your innocence will be enough to secure a not-guilty verdict.
Despite what law enforcement may have told you, you can fight your charges. You can secure a better deal or even see your charges dropped entirely. A capable defense attorney understands the weaknesses of the state’s case against you. Experienced law firms are aware of the strategies and loopholes which can secure positive outcomes for their clients in many cases.
- Were the drugs lawfully seized by law enforcement? Were the drugs in plain view, or did law enforcement make efforts to put them in plain view? Was a warrant required, and if so, was it processed correctly?
- Can prosecutors prove the drugs were yours? This is especially true if the drugs were not on your person at the time of arrest. Just because a joint is found in your car doesn’t mean it wasn’t left there by somebody else.
- Was this entrapment and were you a victim in a sting operation? Would you have come into possession of these drugs if law enforcement had not gone on a fishing expedition for possible criminals?
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Why Bilecki & Tipon Is One of the Most Trusted Names in Possession Charges and other Drug Offenses
Possession charges in the U.S. have created exploding jail populations, destroyed careers, and ruined the finances of those that were convicted. But you do not have to become a statistic in the War on Drugs. You can fight back against your charges. And the first step to doing so is to hire a law firm with experience defending clients from the very crime you’re accused of.
When you hire Bilecki & Tipon LLLC, you hire a team with decades of experience defending American citizens from possession charges and other drug-related crimes. You hire a team with a record for winning unwinnable cases. You hire a team that will take the fight to the prosecution and secure the best possible outcome in your case.
So why have so many clients trusted Bilecki & Tipon to represent them in court?
- We have successfully defended hundreds of clients from drug charges: Few law firms understand drug possession like Bilecki & Tipon LLLC. We have secured positive outcomes for clients in military, state, and federal courts across the country and around the world. We are tenacious advocates for our clients and work tirelessly to secure the best possible outcome every time.
- We never let prosecutors define the narrative: Prosecutors will move quickly to paint you as a criminal and a drug addict. They will not succeed with Bilecki & Tipon at your side. Our litigators are some of the best in the business and excel at driving narratives which win over juries.
- We know all of law enforcement’s dirty tricks: Law enforcement officers are mostly good people. But even good people will stray from the law if they think it’s the right thing to do at the time. Whether you’re the victim of an illegal sting operation, a dubious warrant, or a search and seizure gone wrong, we can discover where law enforcement went wrong—and make them pay for it.
A drug possession charge can haunt you for the rest of your life. Do not risk the worst case scenario. Contact our law firm TODAY for a free consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions About Drug Possession Charges
What Is Constructive Possession?
Sometimes illegal substances are not found on the suspect, but in the suspect’s car, home, or other property. The law defines this type of possession as “constructive possession.”
For example, if a suspect has illegal substances in his locker at the gym, and has the key to the lock that opens the locker, then he can still be convicted of possession, even though the drugs were not directly on his person at the time of arrest.
Are Some Possession Charges More Serious than Others?
Yes. There are two main types of possession charges: a) simple possession, and b) possession with intent to distribute.
With simple possession, the intent of the drug is for personal use. In some states, this type of possession is legal or decriminalized (meaning the worst case scenario is the equivalent of a speeding ticket.)
Possession with intent to distribute is a more serious crime because of the number of drugs discovered by law enforcement. If the amount is unusually high, the possession charge may be picked up by the state or federal government.
Where Is Bilecki & Tipon Located?
Bilecki & Tipon is located in Honolulu, Hawaii. We accept state court cases throughout the Hawaiian Islands. Contact our law firm TODAY to get started.