Experienced Ohio Drug Crimes Defense Attorneys
When investigating drug trafficking cases, investigators often rely on informants, surveillance of a suspect, search warrants, and sting operations. As a result, the actions of police officers, informants, and investigators must be carefully reviewed in order to expose questionable conduct and potential constitutional violations on their part. And, since prosecutors often introduce conspiracy charges in drug trafficking cases, it’s not unusual for someone who had a minor role in illegal drug activity to find themselves facing serious federal charges on money laundering and fraud as well. At the criminal defense law office of Rittgers & Rittgers, we put the prosecution’s case on trial by focusing in part on the actions of police and investigators and exposing the often compromised motives of unreliable informants who are only too eager to cut a deal in exchange for testimony.
If you’ve been arrested on drug trafficking charges, contact criminal defense attorneys at Rittgers & Rittgers today to schedule a confidential appointment to discuss your case. Our offices in Cincinnati, Lebanon and Oxford help clients through southwest Ohio.
Drug Possession and Drug Trafficking Charges
The criminal defense attorneys at Rittgers & Rittgers counsel and defend people accused of trafficking in the following schedule I and schedule II drugs:
- Prescription drugs
Drug Trafficking Charges and Criminal Forfeitures
Under state and federal law, the government can seize property and assets it believes a defendant acquired through illegal drug activity. However, criminal forfeitures are civil matters, conducted independently from a defendant’s criminal trial. As a result, you can be found “not guilty” of drug trafficking but still have your assets and property seized through a criminal forfeiture.
Additionally, criminal forfeitures can complicate a defendant’s defense by freezing bank accounts, making it difficult to pay living and legal expenses. At Rittgers & Rittgers, our attorneys work with CPAs and forensic accounts if necessary to challenge the grounds of a criminal forfeiture against our client. Depending on the specifics involved, we may be able to pre-empt a criminal forfeiture or have it dismissed on the basis of a lack of evidence.
Contact Our Cincinnati, Ohio, Drug Trafficking Defense Attorneys
Regardless of whether you’re convicted in state or federal court, drug trafficking charges carry heavy fines and lengthy prison sentences. Our criminal defense lawyers can review your case and discuss the best legal options available to you, including a plea bargain if possible.
To discuss your case, contact drug trafficking defense attorneys at Rittgers & Rittgers today.
Man, 54, charged with drug possession, drug trafficking, and possession of criminal tools, faced up to three years in prison, license suspension, and forfeiture of over $10,000: Our client was suspected of drug trafficking as a result of law enforcement surveillance. He was stopped while driving on the interstate. Drugs and an excess of $10,000 in cash was found after his vehicle was searched. We challenged the constitutionality of the stop and the search. Following a motion to suppress, the Court agreed that our client’s constitutional rights had been violated due to the prolonged detention, the case and all charges were DISMISSED.