Lexington Drug Crime Defense Attorney
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20+ years of collective experience on their side, our
Lexington criminal defense lawyers at Bleile & Dawson are well-prepared to handle all types of drug crime cases.
Attorney Ashley Dawson of our firm has been included in 2017
Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ as well as in the Nation's Top One Percent by the National Association
of Distinguished Counsel.
Are you accused of illegal drug possession? How about the crime of illegally
trafficking drugs? Regardless of the drug crime charges you are facing, you can turn to
our capable team for unwavering legal support. We know how to build effective
defense plans that increase defendants' chances of reaching positive
case results. It is our goal to help you protect your rights and to help
you avoid conviction whenever possible.
In order to ensure that our clients receive the fullest benefit from our
legal services, we assign multiple lawyers to each case we handle. We
believe in working together as a team, as well as in listening to the
client and making his or her future our priority. For an experienced lawyer
who actually cares about protecting your future and your freedom, contact
our team today.
Reach out to Bleile & Dawson at (859) 951-3112 for a FREE consultation!
Penalties for Drug Crimes in KY
The majority of inmates in America are incarcerated due to drug crime convictions.
It is no surprise then that there are so many different forms of drug
crimes on record, each one carrying a different form of penalty compared
to the next offense. To help you get a stronger idea of the penalties
you could face of you continue with your drug crime case undefended, it
is worth reviewing some of the least-severe drug crime penalties the Kentucky
criminal justice system can issue.
Drug possession is not considered a violent or serious crime but you may
still be penalized with:
- $500 to $10,000 in fines
- One year to three years in prison
- One to five year probation after release
- Mandatory drug rehabilitation programs
If you believe that these penalties are excessive or harsh, know that they
will only escalate as the severity of the crime increases. Factors that
could increase the severity of your charges include what substance is
in question and how much, where you were at the time of the arrest, and
the extent of your criminal history.
Defenses to Drug Crime Charges
Our Lexington criminal defense lawyers firmly believe that there is no
reason for anyone to ever sit down and accept the punishment the State
would like to use against them after they are arrested. No matter the
circumstances of your case, there is a way to defend yourself against
the accusations. It all comes down to your decision of legal counsel,
and whether or not they have the experience necessary to think of uncommon
Defensive strategies that may be used in your drug crime case include:
Misidentification: Drug crime arrests often verge on profiling. Police usually have little
to go on, other than a vague description of a suspect. Can the prosecution
prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are the person the police were seeking?
Wrongful search and seizure: When the police suspect that someone possesses or traffics drugs, they
can be overzealous to get their hands on the evidence before it is used
or changes hands. Without a proper search warrant granted on reasonable
grounds, any evidence they collect from you or on your property may be
Entrapment: Many drug crime arrests occur after an undercover police officer has offered
to purchase illegal drugs from a suspect. If the officer was persistent
in their efforts to secure an illicit substance, it may be seen as entrapment,
or forcing someone to commit a crime.
Your First Consultation Is Free!
Whether you are accused of a crime involving cocaine, heroin, meth, marijuana,
prescription drugs or another type of drug, we can represent you in your
criminal case. It all starts with your initial
case evaluation, which we offer at no charge. This allows us to review the details of
your case and then provide you with legal advice that can help you determine
your next step of action. For some drug crime defendants, the best move
is to fight their charges, even if this means taking the case all the
way to trial. For others, the best option may be to seek a favorable deal
with prosecutors or a second chance through drug treatment in a pretrial
Contact Bleile & Dawson at (859) 951-3112 for effective defense in your drug crime case! We accept
calls for free case evaluations 24/7.