Are You Facing Federal Drug Crime Charges in Rhode Island?
If you have been arrested and charged with a federal drug crime in Rhode Island, you are probably scared, confused, and unsure of where to turn. During this particularly difficult time in your life, you absolutely need the guidance and counsel of a Rhode Island criminal defense lawyer. But not just any criminal defense lawyer – you need an attorney with the knowledge, experience, and courtroom savvy to help defend you against the prosecution.
Rhode Island criminal attorney John R. Grasso represents clients facing felony and misdemeanor drug charges in state and federal courts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. With a proven record of successfully defending clients against a variety of drug charges, Attorney John R. Grasso has dedicated his legal practice exclusively to assisting individuals defend themselves against criminal charges.
Don’t wait another minute. Contact the Law Offices of John R. Grasso today.
Why Do I Need a Criminal Defense Attorney?
Defendants charged with violation of drug laws need aggressive legal representation early in their case to avoid the most damaging evidence being introduced. Generally speaking, police and prosecutors aggressively pursue cases involving the illegal use of drugs (“controlled substances”), whether those drugs are illegal by definition or if they are prescription drugs used in an illegal manner (“club drugs”).
Defendants facing drug-related criminal charges need an aggressive defense tailored to their particular situation. The government is always anxious to win a drug conviction. Criminal investigations become a rush to judgment. Oftentimes, constitutional and other legal rights of the defendant are trampled or ignored. Attorney Grasso has successfully defended unlawful searches and seizures, and with a background in law enforcement and the practice of criminal defense, he has the pedigree to successfully defend you too.
Does a Federal Drug Crime Conviction Have Serious Consequences?
The punishment imposed by a judge for a drug-related criminal conviction will depend not only upon the type of drug involved, but the amount (in weight) and the intended use of the drug (personal use/possession, manufacture, distribution, sale, etc.).
If you are convicted of a drug charge, you may face multiple penalties including:
- Hefty monetary fines
- Lengthy prison sentences (and if you are convicted of a drug crime near a school or involving minors, your penalties may be doubled).
- Elimination of opportunities to find gainful employment post-conviction
Some defendants in drug related cases may be able to avoid jail entirely by completion of a drug diversion course or drug rehab program. Sometimes, a plea of nolo contendere allows a first-time, non-violent drug offender to avoid jail time with a drug education program and/or perform community service while being monitored by probation.
Regardless of your situation, an arrest for a federal drug crime is incredibly serious, and you should contact a seasoned and well-respected criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Don’t risk your future on just any attorney you found on Google – hire the best. Contact Attorney John R. Grasso for a free consultation today.