Moorestown Drug Crimes Attorney
When you or a loved one faces drug charges, you know just how much is at stake. In Moorestown, The Law Office of Stephen R. Piper, LLC, we defend people against all forms of felony and misdemeanor drug charges. We will thoroughly review your case, and will help you arrive at the best possible result in your case.
Contact The Law Office of Stephen R. Piper, LLC
In Pennsylvania and New Jersey, search and seizure issues are often a major part of an effective defense to a drug charge. As a former Camden County Assistant Prosecutor, lawyer Stephen R. Piper knows what the state must do to conduct a proper search and seizure. We will conduct a thorough investigation into your case, looking into every aspect of police procedure as we build your defense.
We handle drug crimes involving a wide variety of narcotics, including marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines, and prescription drugs. We also represent clients facing all types of drug charges, such as:
- Drug Possession
- Intent to Distribute
While drug crimes carry sever potential consequences on their own, there are a number of additional possible penalties that can make a bad situation worse, including:
- Proximity to a School: The judge may levy stiffer penalties for distribution offenses that occur within 1,000 feet of a school and 500 feet of a park.
- Second Offenses: If you have previously been convicted of drug crimes, you could face extended terms.
- Weapons Crimes: A conviction of guns charges in addition to drug charges may increase prison sentences and limit options for early release.
In New Jersey, for first-time offenders, and occasionally for second offenders, you can take cases to drug court instead of criminal court. If you are dealing with addiction issues, you may alternatives. Some people are eligible for pre-trial intervention, in which case you can receive a deferred dismissal upon completion of a supervised probation, keeping your record clean.
In Pennsylvania, many people can pursue the ARD, or Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition, which is available for DUI and some drug cases.
If you have any questions about the potential consequences you face and the options you have available, we are here to help you find solutions. Our offices in Moorestown provide flexible scheduling options and accept credit cards. We also offer free off-street parking. Contact us today for a initial consultation.