Drug trafficking and distribution are serious felonies that bring both federal and state laws into play. If you have been convicted of drug trafficking and distribution, you need to realize that your criminal defense is at a crossroads. The next step you take will help to determine whether you earn back your freedom or spend the foreseeable future paying for a wrongful conviction. Time, unfortunately, is not on your side. You need a criminal appeal lawyer with experience and a history of success in handling cases just like yours on your side, and you don’t have a moment to lose.
Mr. David Lewarchik is a specialist in criminal appeals law, with the skills, experience, resources, and knowledge to handle even the most complex drug trafficking and distribution appeals successfully. Serving clients from two locations, including Chicago, IL, Mr. Lewarchik provides his clients with the close, personal attention required to present the strongest, most compelling criminal appeals cases on their behalf.
If you have been convicted of drug trafficking and distribution, or if you are dissatisfied with some part of the decision made by the lower court, you need to entrust your case to a criminal appeals lawyer who will not only fight for your rights, but do so with confidence, vigor, and a comprehensive knowledge of the law. We urge you to contact Lewarchik Law today for an evaluation of your drug trafficking and distribution appeal case.
The Burden of Proof in Drug Trafficking and Distribution Cases
Drug trafficking and distribution cases carry a significant burden of proof on the part of the prosecutor, as these cases are far more serious than drug possession cases. When defendants are found guilty, they can face sentences of up to 30 years or even longer in prison and fines in the tens of millions of dollars.
In order to prove that a defendant is guilty of drug trafficking, the prosecutor must present evidence that the defendant possessed the required amount of illegal drugs, had awareness of the fact that the drugs were illegal, and had control or possession of where the drugs were located. In order to prove that a defendant is guilty of drug distribution, the prosecutor must further prove that the defendant had the intention to sell or otherwise distribute the drugs, usually through circumstantial evidence. The amount of drugs and type of drugs will both factor into the potential sentence, with both federal and state laws coming into play.
Preparing the Appeal
In preparing an appeal, Mr. Lewarchik works closely with the client to examine every possible circumstance from the time of arrest to the close of the previous hearing for possible errors. He takes into consideration the conduct of the prosecutor, the assistance of previous counsel, the handling of evidence, newly discovered evidence, improper evidentiary ruling by a trial judge, and the conduct of the jury, among other elements to prepare the most airtight appeal possible.
Arrange for Your Case Evaluation Today
To arrange for your case evaluation, please contact Lewarchik Law today.