Federal and state crimes involving controlled substances and illegal narcotics in Philadelphia carry severe penalties that can damage your future. If you are convicted, you may face fines, jail time, and life-long consequences that limit your upward mobility. You deserve defense attorneys that will fight to diminish or eliminate these consequences.
Our attorneys can protect your rights and construct a defense on your behalf. If you are under criminal investigation, have an arrest, a pending case, or a conviction, contact our felony drug conviction defense lawyers in Philadelphia, PA. We will fight aggressively to minimize your penalties and protect your freedom.
Felony Drug Charges Can Ruin Your Professional and Financial Future
A felony conviction can result in a permanent criminal record that can follow you for the rest of your life. Further, these convictions are often impossible to get expunged (or removed) from your record. A permanent record (or even an arrest record) can harm your ability to find work, take out loans, own a firearm, acquire professional licenses, and obtain housing.
Given there is so much at stake, proper legal counsel can protect your privacy and rights against wrongful convictions or being overcharged for a crime by creating a vigorous defense in your case. Our Philadelphia, PA felony drug conviction defense lawyers work hard to seek the best outcome for your case. Depending on the circumstances, we support our clients with the following services:
- Helping you understand the charges you face and your legal rights
- Providing honest and accurate legal advice at every stage of the legal process
- Advising you of your options and developing robust defense strategies
- Helping you invoke your right to remain silent or preparing a counseled statement
- Being present during any information given to the police
- Reviewing the evidence against you and how it was collected
- Checking for any violations of your rights
- Challenging cause for arrest or the evidence against you, where appropriate
- Asking for a bail reduction
- Working to get your charges dropped when possible
- Guiding you through pre-trial instruction and pre-trial motions, such as motions to suppress evidence
- Conducting an independent investigation into your case
- Arranging record expungement, if eligible, to protect your privacy
- Negotiating a plea to fight for reduced charges or fines
- Providing representation at trials or appeals
Our criminal defense attorneys attend court regularly, advocating for their clients and protecting their rights. We can help at any stage of criminal proceedings. However, calling us as soon as you know you are being investigated is beneficial to the expediency and efficiency of your case.
For a free legal consultation with a felony drug conviction lawyer serving Philadelphia, call 215.515.3360
What Is Classified as a Felony Drug Charge?
Felony charges are more serious than misdemeanors. These charges carry steep penalties involving heavy fines and jail or prison sentences. Depending on the quantity and the type of drugs, possession in Pennsylvania can result in felony charges often linked with intent to distribute, distribution, trafficking, or manufacturing.
Further, misdemeanor charges can be amended into felony charges. For example, if you had several different types of drugs, a misdemeanor possession charge could escalate to a felony charge of possession with intent to supply. In that case, we could challenge whether there is enough evidence to proceed on the felony charge and have your case dropped or negotiate a plea for reduced penalties.
Philadelphia Felony Drug Conviction Lawyer 215.515.3360
Choosing the Right Defense Lawyer Can Make a Difference in Your Future
Hiring the right team to protect your rights is often the first step in mounting a robust legal defense.
You may need to look deeper than the first search result. A defense attorney with the skills required to fight in your corner could make a difference in your case. Not only will they have the legal knowledge to handle the process and fight on your behalf, but they will have the resources to stand against the prosecution in court.
Advice for Finding a Criminal Defense Attorney in Philadelphia, PA
The criminal justice system is complex and intimidating, so it is important to trust in your lawyer’s skills and experience. Here are a few things to check with potential defense attorneys to help you make an informed choice:
- How responsive are they?
- Do they prioritize criminal cases?
- Do they have a good standing with the local courts and legal peers?
- Do they have client testimonials or referrals?
- Do they have a transparent fee structure?
- Do they have professional accolades?
- Can they provide examples of their experience?
A Few Words from Our Previous Clients
We believe the best people to provide an honest appraisal of our skills and experience are prior clients. They have walked in your shoes, so they are well-positioned to voice their opinions about what we do and how we can help:
“Marni Jo Snyder was my criminal defense lawyer. She successfully presented my case and won. Due to her zealous advocacy I was rightfully found not guilty. She was dependable and trustworthy. I always received very timely responses from her in correspondence…I would suggest anyone seeking a criminal defense attorney to contact her.”
“Marni…is calm, collected, and extremely professional. What I appreciate most is the fact that she takes the time to hear all of your questions and explain all steps involved with your case. You are not treated as just another number in a case docket; you are respected as a person and treated like family. I can’t recommend Marni enough.”
We Work with You and Fight for You
After your arrest, you are likely dealing with a lot of anxiety about your future. What will the consequences be? How can you tell your side of the story? Our team wants to give you the chance to protect yourself and your future with our representation. While you are our client, we will keep you in the loop about your case during our fight.
If you or a loved one is facing a serious drug charge, contact the Law Offices of M.J. Snyder, LLC for a free consultation. When you need us, we are ready. Let us put our knowledge, skills, and experience to work for you today.