In Vermont, drug defense cases are prosecuted in both Federal as well as State Courts.
As a general rule, larger-scale drug distribution conspiracies are prosecuted in Federal Court while drug possession is ordinarily prosecuted in State Court. However, there are exceptions to this general rule. Sometimes, persons can be charged with sale of drugs in State Court. Possession of a large quantity of drugs can often land someone in Federal Court. At BP&F, we aggressively represent clients charged with Narcotic Offenses in both Federal and State Court.
When defending any drug case, whether in Federal or State Court, the first thing we do is take a hard look at the police procedures to make sure that our client’s Constitutional Rights were scrupulously upheld by the Police Officer or Drug Agent. Since Vermont is a border State, we are often presented with the varying legal issues which accompany allegations of drug smuggling. Often times, drug arrests happen in the middle of the night or on a weekend.
At BP&F, we have an experienced criminal defense attorney available 24/7 at 802-598-7686 to provide you with real-time legal advice concerning your narcotics arrest. Frequently, when people are arrested carrying drugs, or large amounts of cash, drug officers will often put pressure on the person to quickly cooperate or else face more serious consequences. The decision to cooperate is a complex legal decision which requires the assistance of experienced criminal defense counsel which you will find at BP&F. So, whether you are charged with Possession or Sale of OxyContin, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Heroin, or Marijuana, we stand ready 24/7 to provide you with strong legal assistance.