We believe in listening to you
As you’re facing charges, your first move should be to call an attorney for expert guidance and protection. Because any conviction can mean both serious consequences and life changes, you want to know you’re in the hands of an experienced lawyer who will help you assess your situation, give you an honest analysis, and then present a strategy to pursue the best possible outcome for your case.
When you are charged with a drug crime, your reputation, employment, and even your college financial aid can be jeopardized. Whether you are being charged with possession or conspiracy, it is important to get legal representation right away. The attorneys at Baldwin & Vernon have nearly two decades of experience, including as a county prosecutor and public defender.
We handle a number of drug offenses that involve various drugs, such as methamphetamines, crack, cocaine, marijuana, Ecstasy, GHB and prescription drugs.
The federal sentencing guidelines for drug offenses are harsh, and to defend against them, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. We will give you an honest assessment of your case and work tirelessly to suppress any evidence that was illegally obtained by police from being used against you.
Local, state, and federal drug crimes
Most of the time, people who are charged with drug crimes are not career criminals, but addicts who need help. Several counties in this area, including Jackson, Clay, Lafayette and Ray, have drug courts that pursue “restorative justice.” These courts help addicts get off drugs, instead of putting them in jail.
If you qualify for these programs, we may be able to help you enter these programs and get your case dismissed. If accepted, you will go through intensive treatment and follow-up programs that help you stop using drugs.
Receive the help and support you need
Baldwin & Vernon have represented a client who was charged with being part of a drug conspiracy. The case involved millions of dollars’ worth of prescription drugs. Our client was accused of laundering money, but had no knowledge of the involvement of drugs.
We successfully proved that he was not part of the conspiracy, and was able to get sentencing reduced to one day in jail.