Scranton Drug Crime Lawyer
Lawyer assists clients facing serious legal and personal consequences
The prevalence of drugs in American society has led lawmakers to create severe punishments for drug possession and distribution. Being convicted of a drug-related crime in Pennsylvania may create serious problems in your personal and professional life. You may lose your job, be expelled from school or experience alienation from your family and friends. From my office in Scranton, Ernest D. Preate, Jr. Esquire has a proven record of getting charges against clients dropped or reduced, and have been successful at placing clients in rehabilitation programs in lieu of criminal sentencing. If you have been accused of committing a drug-related crime, contact our Scranton drug crime lawyer immediately to set up a consultation.
Dedicated defender of those charged with drug-related offenses
Every 19 seconds, a person is arrested for a drug-related crime in America. If you find yourself on the wrong side of the law in one of these cases, call Ernest D. Preate, Jr. Esquire. I have represented clients charged with all types of state and federal drug related crimes, including:
- Drug trafficking
- Drug possession
- Possession with intent to sell
- Driving under the influence of drugs
- Prescription drug fraud
- Manufacturing of illegal substances
- Conspiracy to sell drugs
- Operation of a methamphetamine laboratory
- Sale of illegal substances in a school zone
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
No matter what charges you face, rest assured that I have the experience and ability to assist you in pursuing the best possible results.
A lawyers who challenges drug charges arising from traffic stops
A frequent location for drug arrests is the traffic stop. Often, police officers stop a motorist on an unrelated issue, such as speeding or a non-functioning brake light. The police officer then asks to can search the vehicle. They need probable cause to conduct a search of a vehicle, but, unfortunately, most drivers consent to a search without knowing they have the option to say no. If you refused to consent to the search and the police officer performed one anyway, contact me immediately. Moreover, if your passenger had drugs in the vehicle without your knowledge and you were arrested because drugs were found, I fight to protect your rights and seek to have the charges dismissed.
A Scranton drug crime lawyer is your best defense
If you have been arrested for a drug-related offense or are afraid that you may be arrested, call Ernest D. Preate, Jr. Esquire at 570-209-9865 or contact me online to schedule your initial consultation.