Drug Crimes Giving You a Fighting Chance

RI Drug Lawyer

Aggressive Defense Against Drug Charges in Rhode Island & Massachusetts

Drug crimes are taken very seriously in Rhode Island, and the consequences of a drug conviction can be severe. If you are facing drug charges, it is important to understand your legal rights and options. A skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney can help you navigate the complex legal system, protect your rights, and fight for the best possible outcome in your case. At our law firm, we have a team of dedicated and knowledgeable attorneys who specialize in defending clients against drug charges in Rhode Island. We understand the seriousness of these charges and the impact they can have on your life. Our RI Drug attorneys will provide you with the aggressive representation you need to protect your future and your freedom.

Drug Crime Cases We Handle

The firm represents individuals accused of drug crimes such as:

Are you facing drug charges? Call The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq. today at 401.312.4385 or contact us online to schedule a meeting with our drug crime attorney in Rhode Island!

Rhode Island Drug Laws

Rhode Island has laws addressing drug crimes, including possessing, distributing, and manufacturing controlled substances. The state classifies drugs into different schedules based on their potential for abuse and medical use. Schedule I drugs, such as heroin and LSD, have a high potential for abuse and no accepted medical use, while Schedule V drugs, such as cough medicines containing codeine, have a low potential for abuse and accepted medical use. The severity of penalties for drug crimes in Rhode Island varies depending on the type and amount of drug involved and the defendant's criminal history. If you are facing drug charges, it is essential to seek legal representation from our experienced drug crime lawyer in Rhode Island, who can help you understand your legal rights and options.

What are the Penalties for Drug Charges in RI?

Several crimes fall under the Uniform Controlled Substances Act. Some of the most common are possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, and unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.

  • Possession of a controlled substance is a non-capital felony with a maximum penalty of three years in prison for a first offense, six years in prison for a second offense, and nine years for a third offense.
  • Possession with intent to deliver and unlawful delivery of a controlled substance are non-capital felonies punishable by up to 30 years in prison. If a person is arrested for possessing a controlled substance, they will most likely be released on bail unless they are already on bail or probation.
  • Possession with intent to deliver and unlawful delivery of a controlled substance are crimes that can automatically hold an accused in jail pending the completion of a bail hearing.

If you, a friend, or a family member have been arrested for a drug crime in RI, contact The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq. immediately. The accused has the right to a bail hearing within ten days of arrest. Please do not wait to contact our attorneys as these crimes can carry severe penalties, and a person accused of either possession with intent or unlawful delivery should only hire a lawyer with a proven track record of successful drug crimes defense.

Sealing Your Drug Crime Conviction

If you are a first-time offender and plead guilty to a felony drug possession charge in Rhode Island, in most cases, you must wait at least ten years from the end of the sentence before filing a motion to expunge. For example, if you plead guilty to possessing a controlled substance and receive a sentence of 18 months probation, you must wait at least 11 and a half years before the law allows you to file a motion to expunge.

Tom has successfully argued motions to suppress illegally seized evidence before some of Rhode Island's most senior judges. This resulted in the suppression of all drug evidence against his clients and the dismissal of all criminal charges. If you are accused of a drug possession crime, you need an experienced and aggressive drug possession defense lawyer to make sure your rights are protected.

Defending Against Drug Charges

At The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq, we understand the serious consequences that come with drug charges in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. That's why we take an aggressive and strategic approach to defending our clients.

Our Rhode Island drug lawyer, Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq, has extensive knowledge and experience in drug crime cases, including:

  • Possession of controlled substances
  • Drug trafficking
  • Manufacturing or cultivation of drugs
  • Prescription drug offenses
  • And more

When you work with us, we will thoroughly investigate your case, analyze the evidence against you, and explore all possible legal defenses. We will work tirelessly to protect your rights and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Don't wait to get help. Contact our RI drug attorney today for a free consultation and find out how we can help you defend against drug charges.

Contact Our RI Drug Attorney Today

Our attorneys have aggressively and successfully represented clients charged with drug crimes for years. This experience has shown that when law enforcement makes an arrest, they often violate an individual's constitutional rights. There are several rights that the United States and Rhode Island Constitutions provide to people. Included within these constitutional guarantees are a person's right against illegal search and seizure and their right to privacy. If the police violate those rights, our courts allow the evidence against the accused to be excluded at trial.

The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq. has protected clients' constitutional rights by having all illegally obtained evidence against them, namely the controlled substances, suppressed. In most drug cases, once the drugs have been suppressed, the case will most likely be dismissed.

Contact The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq, today to schedule a FREE consultation with our drug crime lawyer in Rhode Island!

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