Norwalk CT Drug Crimes Defense Lawyer
Experienced Drug and Narcotic Offense Defense Lawyers Serving Stamford and Westport CT
The penalties for drug crime convictions at both the state and federal level continue to get tougher. If youve been arrested on a drug charge, you need an experienced criminal defense firm looking out for your interests and staying one step ahead of the prosecution.
At the Law Offices of Michael R. Corsello, LLC, in Norwalk, Connecticut, we have been defending people against drug charges for more than 30 years. Our attorneys are very familiar with local, state and national facilities that treat substance abuse. We are adept at finding ways to mitigate the damage of drug charges and often achieve acquittal for our clients.
Bad things happen to good people, but we can help you make your bad situation better. Contact our firm today by calling 203-838-7007 for a free initial consultation with a compassionate drug crimes defense lawyer.
Illegal Substances and Controlled Substances
We defend people accused of possession or sale of marijuana, pot, crack, cocaine, methamphetamines (meth), Ecstasy, prescription drugs and others.
We handle a broad range of drug crimes charges, including:
- Drug Possession
- Drug Distribution
- Possession with Intent to Sell or Distribute
- Drug Trafficking
- Drug Manufacture or Cultivation
- Prescription Drug Fraud
- Prescription Forgery
Not all drug crimes involve marijuana, cocaine or meth. One of the biggest problems today is people becoming addicted to prescription opiates like OxyContin. This can lead to other charges such as theft and prescription drug fraud.
Connecticut Has Tough Drug Laws
While many states have decriminalized simple possession, Connecticut has not. Simple possession is punishable by a mandatory year in prison if you are caught with drugs within 1,500 feet of a housing development, school or day care facility. If you are accused of selling or possession with the intent to sell, the mandatory minimum is three years in jail.
Changes to Drug Laws
Connecticut decriminalized the possession of .05 oz of marijuana or less. It is now an infraction that is punishable by a monetary fine. The individual is issued a summons and can take care of the payment without having to appear in court. Howe’ver, it is important to note that if the individual who is charged with this type of possession is under 21, he or she may lose his or her right to drive for a substantial amount of time. Drivers license suspensions are typically six months or more. There are ways to avoid this type of punishment, and the monetary fines, by fighting the infraction, but you must have the assistance of an experienced attorney in order to fully understand your options for addressing these matters.
We Can Help
Most people involved with drugs are not hardened criminals. If you need counseling or drug treatment, we are familiar with the resources to get you the help you deserve in addition to legal representation. Call 203-838-7007 to speak to one of our compassionate lawyers today or contact us online.