Fight Drug Charges With Help From An Experienced Lawyer
If you have been accused of a drug crime in Nashville, Washington County or elsewhere in Southern Illinois, your future may be in serious jeopardy. A conviction could lead to incarceration and fines. Even a relatively minor marijuana possession charge could result in a criminal record that will impact your job prospects and disrupt your future in unexpected ways.
I am Nashville defense attorney Tom Speedie, and I bring more than 20 years of experience to every case I work on. I am well-versed in the strategies available to effectively prevent my clients from being convicted or to minimize the penalties they face. I defend clients against a wide range of drug charges, including:
- Drug possession
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Possession with intent to deliver
- Drug sale and distribution
- Drug manufacture and cultivation
I handle cases involving marijuana, meth and heroin, as well as other controlled substances. I also defend people accused of prescription drug crimes such as possession of a prescription drug without a prescription and prescription fraud.
Drug Crime Defense Strategies
Thorough criminal defense representation must begin with a knowledgeable lawyer reviewing the arrest to determine whether it was handled properly and to make certain your rights were not violated. Was the arrest the result of a traffic stop? Did law enforcement conduct some form of investigation prior to the arrest? Was an improper search and seizure conducted? Finding flaws in the arrest process may lead to your case being dismissed.
After reviewing the arrest itself, I will examine the evidence against you. Is it as strong as the prosecution says it is? Perhaps there are weaknesses in the case against you. If so, I will find them and use them to build a legal strategy designed to minimize the consequences you face.