State Drug Charges
Des Moines Drug Offense Defense Lawyer
Facing drug charges in state court is a serious matter. The repercussions can include jail time, fines, probation or parole, and even limitations on where you can live. West Des Moines drug offense defense attorney Peter Berger works to win each case, or in the alternative to have any charge erased, or expunged, from any record. A criminal record can hurt employment opportunities, licensing, and, in some cases, convictions can result in the loss of a license to continue practicing a certain profession. That is why it is so important to have an experienced attorney advocating for your interests. Attorney Peter Berger and his staff are ready to stand by your side and protect your rights.
Working Relentlessly to Fight Against Drug Charges
At the Berger Law Firm, P.C., attorney Peter Berger does not judge his clients. He knows that drug charges are allegations and are either frequently wrong or overstated. Police and prosecutors can and do make mistakes in arresting innocent people, and there are procedural mistakes made that can result in cases being dismissed.
In cases involving drug charges, a confession or the confiscated marijuana, cocaine, heroin, or other illegal substance are frequently the strongest evidence the state has against the individual. However, if there has been an illegal search during a traffic stop, or there has been an illegal seizure or Miranda Rights violation, this evidence may be inadmissible. With more than 37 years of experience, including time as a former prosecutor, attorney Peter Berger knows the laws, procedures, and techniques for achieving results.
Protecting Individual Rights in All Criminal Drug Cases
Attorney Peter Berger defends clients facing state drug charges for misdemeanor or felony drug offenses, such as:
- Drug possession
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Possession with intent to sell
- Possession with intent to deliver
- Drug delivery or distribution
- Drug sale
- Improper possession of prescription drugs like OxyContin, Percocet or Valium
Whether you are facing a drug possession charge associated with crystal meth, are accused of intending to sell marijuana, or you are facing any other drug charges, he can help you understand your rights, your options, and the consequences of different alternatives.
Representation From Someone Who Has Worked Both Sides of a Case
Attorney Peter Berger previously worked as a criminal prosecutor. He has seen firsthand the methods that the opposition will use to get a guilty verdict against you in your drug offense case. When he builds a legal strategy, he does so with a specific understanding of how the prosecution may be building theirs. He designs your defense case to withstand their tactics.
The Berger Law Firm, P.C., understands that even good people can make mistakes. Mr. Berger takes the time to listen to clients, understand their situation, and works hard to achieve the results they need. When a crime has been committed it is very important to engage in meaningful plea negotiations to reduce the sentence. There are also many strategies that Mr. Berger uses to place his client’s past and present position in the very best light for the sentencing judge that are fully explained during the initial consultation, and later if necessary during presentation of the case to the court.