Assertive Defense Against Drug Charges in Western Kentucky
Do you face misdemeanor or felony drug charges in Western Kentucky? As a former felony prosecutor for the Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney in McCracken County, Kevin M. Olsen of Olsen & Oliver, PLLC, in Paducah, has extensive experience in cases involving marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines and other illegal drugs and controlled substances.
Possible Drug Charge Defenses
If police do not follow certain constitutional guidelines in your arrest or search, evidence may be excluded through a motion to suppress. The courts have consistently held that evidence gathered in violation of one's constitutional rights is not admissible in court.
A number of drug cases can be resolved without litigation through pretrial diversion or participation in a drug court program. We will take the time to explain all of your options to you.
The Consequences of a Drug Conviction
A drug conviction may have an impact on your civil rights. If you are convicted of a felony drug crime, you may be unable to vote and possess firearms. You could also face forfeiture of assets such as your vehicle.
Understand the Charges Against You and Your Options
If you have been charged with a drug crime, talking to police may not help your case and could hurt you. It is wise to enlist the services of our knowledgeable criminal defense lawyer, who can review the charges against you and recommend an effective course of action. To schedule a free consultation, call 270-575-3500 or contact us online.