Pittsburgh Drug Crime Attorney
The possession and distribution of illegal drugs in Pennsylvania can result in serious criminal charges that carry serious potential consequences. Accordingly, if you've been charged with a drug crime or think you may be charged soon, you need to contact an experienced Pittsburgh Drug Crime Lawyer at Bishop Law immediately. We will advise you of your rights, prepare your case, and ferociously defend your freedom. Call or text us today at (412) 589-9422 to speak to an experienced attorney immediately. We are available 24/7 and are committed to providing you with the best possible defense.
In Pennsylvania, drug crimes range from misdemeanor to felony offenses. The specific grading of a drug charge is based upon a variety of factors including: whether the drug was possessed for personal use or for distribution, the type of drug(s) involved, the amount of drugs involved, and the defendant's prior criminal history. The penalties for a drug conviction can range anywhere from probation and a driver's license suspension to a lengthy state prison sentence, depending on the grading of the charge and the defendant's criminal record. Needless to say, if you've been charged with a drug crime in Pennsylvania, the stakes are high and you need an experienced Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Lawyer on your side. At Bishop Law, our only goal is to have your drug charges dismissed.
How We Provide a Strong Defense
Our representation begins at the preliminary hearing, where we will aggressively cross-examine the Commonwealth's witnesses and, if the prosecution has failed to meet its burden, argue to the presiding magistrate that your case should be dismissed. If the charges are "held for court," the case then proceeds to the Court of Common Pleas to be scheduled for trial.
Our trial preparation for every drug case starts with an analysis of the actions undertaken by law enforcement. If police illegally stopped you, illegally searched you, illegally searched your house or your car, or coerced you into providing an incriminating statement, we will file a pre-trial Motion to Suppress Evidence demanding that the evidence gained as a result of those constitutional violations be deemed inadmissible at trial. If that Motion is granted, your charges will be dismissed. In addition to a Motion to Suppress, your skilled Pittsburgh Drug Attorney from Bishop Law may elect to file other appropriate pre-trial motions including: a Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus, a Formal Motion for Discovery, or a Motion to Dismiss Pursuant to Rule 600. Also during this pre-trial period, our investigators will interview and subpoena all available witnesses and gather all relevant physical evidence, including photographs and video surveillance. At Bishop Law, our trial preparation is second to none.
If the Commonwealth's case survives all pre-trial motions and no acceptable plea agreement can be reached, the case will proceed to trial. As the defendant, it is your decision whether to proceed to a jury trial or a non-jury trial. Whichever option you choose, you can rest assured that your experienced Pittsburgh Drug Lawyer from Bishop Law will skillfully try your case to verdict and aggressively defend your rights.
At Bishop Law, we have successfully litigated cases involving the following drug crimes:
- Possession of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine, Heroin, Ecstasy, Meth, Unprescribed Medications)
- Possession of Marijuana
- Possession With Intent to Deliver
- Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance
- Importing, Distributing, or Trafficking a Controlled Substance
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
- Criminal Conspiracy
Your future is too important to fight a drug charge without experienced legal counsel in your corner. If you have been charged with a drug crime in Western Pennsylvania, call or text Bishop Law today at (412) 589-9422 to speak to a skilled Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney. We will fight to get your drug charges dismissed!