DRUG & DWI/DUI CRIMES
An assault by DWI case is one in which the defendant is accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and another person suffers a serious physical injury as a result. These criminal charges are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law and, therefore, require attorneys like those at Rogers Sevastianos & Bante, LLP who have extensive experience in both DWI and assault cases, two different and distinct areas of law, that will help build an effective defense.
Drug trafficking describes when there is alleged illegal import or transportation of controlled substances into the country or state. Spanning from Los Angeles to New Orleans, we have defended clients in an abundance of cases involving the alleged transportation of illegal drugs across the borders of destination cities all over the country. We diligently fight in cases involving complex and highly creative alleged drug distribution networks.
Those convicted of drug possession have been accused of willfully possessing controlled substances such as “club drugs,” marijuana, cocaine, LSD, methamphetamine, heroin, or other illegal drugs. Our criminal defense attorneys have handled hundreds of drug possession cases for clients with varying degrees of backgrounds and drug histories, many of which have successfully resulted in full acquittals and dismissal of charges.
An accusation of being impaired while driving can lead to fines, the loss of driving privileges, community service, jail time, and a criminal record. Cases such as these require attorneys with the time and resources capable to review all available evidence such as police reports, breathalyzer test records and testing equipment, etc. Our commitment to protecting those who have been accused has resulted in hundreds of not guilty verdicts and dismissed DWI charges.
A federal drug conviction is typically regarded as a more severe type of crime, therefore, requiring more attention from the federal government. For example, simple drug possession may stay at the state level, but offenses involving drug manufacturing, trafficking, and distribution may be taken up with federal court, especially if the offense crosses state lines or occurs on federal lands. Federal prosecutors have a vast amount of resources and experience at their disposal, which is why it is necessary to have a drug crimes defense attorney who is as equally experienced.
A juvenile offense occurs when a youth under the age of 18 commits a criminal act and the family or guardian needs to be involved in the case process. Common offenses include underage DWI, minor in possession, theft, assault, vandalism, and shoplifting. In some cases, the prosecutor may attempt to move a juvenile case to adult court in order to subject the youth to more serious consequences when it is undue. The outcome of a juvenile offense case has long-term implications on the future opportunities of the child, which is why experienced attorneys, like those at Rogers Sevastianos & Bante, LLP, are necessary to help build a strong defense for vulnerable youths.
Prescription drug crimes are ones in which the individual is accused of either possessing or distributing prescription drugs without the proper authorization that is required of someone to do so, such as a doctor with a valid medical license. Depending on the type and amount of drugs, the legal penalties for prescription drug fraud can result in felony charges, large fines, and prison time. Our defense lawyers have handled a variety of prescription drug trials thanks to our decades of experience working with all types of drug crime cases.