Capable Drug Possession Lawyer in Newport News, VA
Fighting drug charges in Hampton, Williamsburg, Norfolk & neighboring cities
No matter how you regard the "war on drugs," it takes on a different meaning when the war hits home. If you or a member of your family is arrested on drug charges, the result could be prison, a hefty fine or probation. With so much at stake, your choice of attorney is critical. The Law Offices of Timothy H. Hankins has more than 30 years of experience defending clients accused of serious crimes. Our firm works diligently to investigate the facts and challenge the prosecutor's case against you. We are determined to protect your rights and minimize the negative impact of your arrest on you and your family.
Diligent defense from a hardworking criminal defense attorney
Your best chance of beating a drug possession charge is to challenge the police on the search that led to the discovery of the drugs. If your attorney can demonstrate that the police made an illegal search, the evidence goes away and the charges must be dropped. Examples of illegal searches include:
- Traffic stops without a legal reason to pull a vehicle over
- Traffic stops that escalate to vehicle searches without probable cause
- "Stop and frisk" actions taken without probable cause
- Searches of homes or cars without a warrant
When police actions are sloppy, impulsive and violate standard procedures, there is some cause that the defendant can point to. Was the officer having a bad day? Does the officer have a history of abuse of authority or even racial profiling? Our criminal defense law firm asks probing questions. We conduct our own investigation of your arrest, interview potential witnesses and examine physical evidence to present your best case for excluding evidence.
Tenacious bargaining for your best plea agreement
Most drug possession cases never go to trial. If the court does not exclude the evidence against you in pretrial motions, the odds are stacked against you. Your best bet is usually for your drug charges attorney to negotiate a plea bargain that limits your damage. When you retain a respected criminal defense attorney with a reputation for integrity, you improve your chances of a successful plea negotiation.
Special consideration for youthful offenders
In Hampton, Williamsburg, Norfolk and neighboring cities, much of the drug use is by high school aged kids who use poor judgment, get picked up by the police and face severe consequences. Timothy H. Hankins manages each youthful offender and juvenile case with an understanding of how the outcome will shape a child's future. If your son or daughter faces drug charges, you want an attorney who cares about the long-term impact as much as he does about short-term results.
Contact a drug charge lawyer in Hampton, Williamsburg, Norfolk, Windson & neighboring cities
Drug crimes come with stiff penalties. If you or a loved one has been arrested on drug charges in Virginia, Timothy H. Hankins can help. Call us today at 757-525-9883 or contact our office online to schedule a free consultation.