More and more, we are seeing an increase in drug trafficking cases. The Ohio State Highway Patrol has become much more aggressive in using a traffic stop as a pretense to do an extensive search for illegal drugs. These stops frequently turn a minor traffic violation case into a trafficking, distribution or possession of drugs case. We expect more of these cases as the Ohio State Highway Patrol begins implementation of the Drug Recognition Expert protocol.
The analysis of a drug trafficking case is very similar to the approach we take to an impaired driving case. What that means is that we deconstruct each and every decision that the officer makes. Was there proper justification for the traffic stop? Did the officer have reasonable and articulable suspicion to continue the detention to conduct a drug trafficking or possession investigation? Did the officer conduct an illegal search of your person and/or vehicle? Did the officer’s actions, based on a totality of the circumstances, establish probable cause for a drug trafficking arrest? Was the evidence handled or tested properly? Can the government establish a proper chain of custody for the evidence? Our mission is to get your case thrown out! We act aggressively to keep you out of jail, keep your fines low and protect your freedom.
We have a great track record of defending drug trafficking, distribution, possession and other drug charges. We know how to seek treatment in lieu of conviction and how to minimize penalties. We also have a track record consistent with fighting these charges. For the past five years we have been the chosen team to represent Miami Valley N.O.R.M.L. We speak, we advocate and we defend.