Contact Chris Perri Law to combat your charges if you are accused of a drug-related crime.
If you are under investigation or have been charged with a drug crime related to a controlled substance, you need to immediately begin building your defense with the help of an experienced attorney. Criminal penalties vary greatly and sentences can range from probation to mandatory treatment programs to jail time.
At Chris Perri Law, our experience ranges from simple marijuana possession cases to complex interstate cocaine trafficking conspiracies.
One of the commonalities in these cases is whether the police had probable cause to search you, your car, or your home for drugs. Since probable cause is a very flexible standard, you need an attorney who keeps abreast of the current case law and can make successful arguments regarding why certain types of police observations should be given minimal weight in the probable cause equation.
The police must obtain a warrant signed by a judge to search your home. The judge’s job is to ensure that enough facts are stated in the affidavit to support a finding of probable cause that drugs will be found in the residence. In conducting our investigation, we will analyze the affidavit and question the officers’ observations that led to obtaining a search warrant. If the warrant contains false information, we also have experience in drafting motions that demonstrate which observations were false. The motion will demonstrate to the judge that the warrant affidavit is insufficient to establish probable cause when the false information is removed. Next, the judge must order a hearing in which we cross-examine the detectives about their reasons for including false information. If we convince the judge that the false information was placed in the affidavit “intentionally or with reckless disregard for the truth,” then the judge must suppress all evidence gained pursuant to the unlawful search.
The key issue is whether the police had reasonable suspicion for the initial detention. Unless the police officer observed you committing a clear traffic violation, a mere hunch that you are “up to no good” isn’t enough to pull you over.
No matter what your situation, you will have a serious and aggressive attorney who will help combat the charges and protect your Fourth Amendment rights to be free from unlawful searches and seizures.
If you are accused of a drug-related crime, time is of the essence. Call Chris Perri Law at 512-917-4378.