Whether charged with narcotics distribution or simply possession, you need an experienced defense attorney who can fight the government drug labs, the prosecutors and who knows how to cross examine the police and detectives. When allegations involving illegal drugs are made against you, the reality is that you are often assumed guilty until proven innocent. You need a lawyer who knows how to attack the system. Nathan Freeburg has defended (with successful, winning results) both cases of drug possession and distribution.
In Washington, D.C., it is unlawful to knowingly make, distribute (give or sell), or possess a controlled substance without a lawful prescription. In Washington, D.C., possession of a controlled substance can be punished by up to 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. (The exception is possession of one ounce or less of marijuana, which is a $25 fine; but this only applies to arrests by the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department). In Washington, D.C., possession with the intent to distribute or actual distribution of a controlled substance can be punished by up to 30 years in prison and a $75,000 fine. An experienced D.C. drug lawyer can aggressively defend you against these charges in the Washington, D.C. court system. Don’t go to jail without knowing your rights and fighting in court for your freedom.
I can fight for you in every stage of a trial for narcotics possession or distribution. I can be hired at any time in the process, even when you are “only” under investigation. (The advice of an experienced defense lawyer is especially critical when you are under investigation.) Sometimes it is possible to avoid the allegations against you even going to a criminal trial.
You need a fighting defense lawyer because the criminal justice system is constructed with a simple goal in mind: to convict you and deliver the highest possible sentence. You will be pressured on every front to plead guilty, even though you are innocent of the charges. Occasionally, as a last resort, a plea deal of some sort is in your best interest; but only after an aggressive and accomplished lawyer has developed the leverage over the prosecution to get you the best deal possible. Often, you should simply fight tenaciously for your freedom. You need a lawyer who will do this every step of the way in a case involving controlled substances.