Criminal Drug Cases
Controlled substance charges continue to account for the majority of all cases in the court docket across the state. How these cases are charged, negotiated, and resolved vary greatly given the highly disparate view on drug crimes from prosecutor to prosecutor and judge to judge. While there are certainly plenty of prosecutors and judges who seem to hold onto the “war on drugs” mentality, many more are beginning to understand the addiction drives the vast majority of drug charges in the State of North Dakota. Simply, most individuals charged with drug crimes, even drug delivery crimes, are not living in mansions and driving exotic cars; they are struggling day to day with addiction and struggling to survive.
Our goal for every client who faces drug charges and chemical dependency is to handle their case with a whole-person strategy. We will often highly recommend a chemical evaluation and treatment as the case progresses through the system. This not only shows proactivity to the Court to assist in negotiations, but it assists the client in developing the tools they need to avoid future drug charges. Often, favorable case results are very realistic if treatment is successfully completed prior to the conclusion of the case. In addition to assisting clients to both assess and treat their chemical dependency, our team is incredibly adept at analyzing nuanced details surrounding your police seizure, questioning, arrest, and search. Often issues in these areas will provide avenues for us to suppress evidence, statements, or be in a stronger position to negotiate your case.
Our team handles all levels of drug offenses in both state and federal court.
Criminal Sex Offense Cases
Very few criminal charges carry as much stigma and consequence as being charged with a sex offense. From mandatory minimum sentencing to sex offender registration, it is imperative that these cases be attacked aggressively from multiple angles. We utilize polygraph testing, examinations from psychiatrists and psychologists, depositions of key fact and character witnesses, private investigators, and a host of other tools to defend your reputation and your freedom. We have seen cases where false or materially misleading allegations have taken on a life of their own when a prosecutor charges out an offense, and sitting idle awaiting your trial date is rarely a good strategy. Proactivity is paramount to attack the allegations and build a solid defense case. Our team consists of attorneys and paralegal staff with experience in the most seriously charged sex offenses.