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Our Rhode Island drug crime lawyers serve all of Rhode Island and Massachusetts and have been successfully defending the rights of their clients charged with drug possession crimes for years.
The penalties for these crimes can be severe ranging from 3 to 30 years in prison. Further, having a drug charge on your record can be devastating to both future employment prospects as well as to your personal life.
Call The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq. at 401.312.4385 for the tenacious advocacy you deserve.
If you are a first-time offender and plead guilty to a felony drug possession charge in Rhode Island, in most cases you have to wait at least 10 years from the end of the sentence before you can file a motion to expunge. For example, if you plead guilty to possession of 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.
Attorney Thomasian has successfully argued motions to suppress illegally seized evidence before some of Rhode Island's most senior judges resulting in the suppression of all drug evidence against his clients and 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.
There are several crimes that 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 that carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison for a first offense, six years in prison for a second offense, and nine years in prison 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 possession of a controlled substance, they will most likely be released on bail unless they are already on bail or on 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 has been arrested for a drug crime in Rhode Island, contact The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq. right away. The accused has the right to a bail hearing within 10 days of being arrested. 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.
Our attorneys have been aggressively and successfully representing clients charged with drug crimes for years. This experience has shown that often times, when law enforcement makes an arrest, they do so in violation of 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 as well as their right to privacy. If the police violate those rights then our courts allow the evidence against the accused to be excluded at trial.
The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq. has protected the constitutional rights of clients 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 most likely will be dismissed.
If you would like to see if the Rhode Island drug crime lawyer at The Law Office of Thomas C. Thomasian, Esq., LLC can achieve favorable results for you, a family member, or friend, then please call the firm at 401.312.4385 to schedule your free, no-obligation case evaluation.