DRUG POSSESSION CHARGES IN THE DES MOINES AREA
In the state of Iowa, a drug possession conviction could result in up to a year in prison, hundreds of dollars in fines and even the loss of your driver’s license. If you have been charged with possession of any controlled substance, it is important that you seek experienced representation that you can trust to protect your rights.
Drug Possession Attorney Fighting Charges On Your Behalf
I am criminal defense lawyer Joseph Vogel, and I often represent individuals who have been charged with possession of marijuana, cocaine, meth, heroin, prescription drugs, narcotics and any controlled substances, as well as paraphernalia charges. I am experienced in fighting these charges, delivering the best possible results in each client’s specific situation.
Drug possession is somewhat of a gray issue in that it can often be argued whether or not a person actually had possession of the substance. Did you have dominion over the substance? Was it in your control? Did you have knowledge that it was there or an intent to use or distribute it?
These are the questions that should be asked by law enforcement and prosecutors when charging an individual with drug possession. Many times, however, individuals are charged with drug possession when the substance actually belonged to someone else or they had no idea that it was there.
I will put together the evidence needed to show that you did not legally have possession of the substance at the time of the search, or that you did not have knowledge of it. This will often lead to the charges being significantly lowered, if not dropped.
I will also investigate issues of illegal search and seizure. Often law enforcement make critical mistakes in searching suspects for drugs, violating those individuals’ constitutional rights. I will zealously advocate on your behalf, protecting those rights.
Throughout the case, I will provide a clear understanding of your options and how each one may play out in your specific situation, including any risks associated with them