Drug Sale and Distribution Charges Can Be Fought
Fighting charges of drug sale and distribution require much more from an attorney than the ability to negotiate. Negotiating for a plea bargain only goes so far, especially if the attorney has nothing to leverage.
At Pappalardo & Pappalardo, LLP, we utilize our ability to take cases to trial and our record of courtroom success. Prosecutors know we are not bluffing when we say we will go to trial in order to get the results we believe our client deserves; if they do not make a fair offer, we will take the next step.
Building Effective Defense Strategies
With more than 50 years of experience, our firm’s drug charge lawyers in NYC know that there are many variations of drug sale and distribution charges. Scenarios can range from someone who is arrested for sharing marijuana with friends, to someone who allegedly had baggies and other drug selling paraphernalia.
In order to be effective, we tailor our defense strategy to the specific situation. We review the arrest. Was it preceded by an undercover investigation? Were warrants used? We take great care to shine a light on every aspect of the case in order to expose all flaws.
Sale and Distribution Versus Trafficking
Charges of drug sale and distribution are often confused with charges of trafficking. There are distinctions between these drug charges, primarily in terms of the number of drugs involved.
You may be charged with trafficking if the evidence allegedly shows that you were selling or distributing large amounts of heroin, cocaine, or other drugs. Drug trafficking is a much more serious charge than sale and distribution. Depending on the case, one strategy that we can employ is to seek a reduction in charges, from drug trafficking to drug sale and distribution. Our goal is to minimize the charges and penalties as much as possible.