Protection from unlawful search and seizure is vital in cases involving drug use or possession of cocaine, marijuana, heroin, ecstasy or methamphetamines. At Rubin & Pipkin, PA, we have handled many drug cases where the supposed evidence seized in a search was inadmissible. Law enforcement has a responsibility to perform their duties while following strict procedures and ensuring protection of your rights. When they fall short, your rights are violated.
Being in the vicinity of drugs is not a crime, yet people are still arrested for being at the “wrong place at the wrong time.” Many of our clients have been arrested for drug possession without being aware that any illegal narcotics were in the house they were staying at or the car they were driving. We will force the prosecution to prove that you were aware of the presence of drugs.
If your drug arrest was a result of a substance abuse problem, we can find you the help you need. Addictions to illegal narcotics or prescription medication must be dealt with, even in the context of a criminal case. We will refer you to drug counseling and seek to mitigate your penalty through an alternative sentence involving rehabilitation for your drug addiction.