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Centreville, DE
Centreville, DE

5721 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE 19807

Hockessin, DE
Hockessin, DE

724 Yorklyn Rd #100
Hockessin, DE 19707

Kennett Square, PA
Kennett Square, PA

209 East State Street
Kennett Square, PA 19348

West Chester, PA
West Chester, PA

17 West Miner Street
West Chester, PA 19382

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Home > Practice Area > Criminal Defense > Drug Crimes Defense

Drug Crimes Defense

  • Drug trafficking
  • Importation and transportation (drug smuggling)
  • Drug possession
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Drug manufacturing or cultivation
  • Drug conspiracy and RICO
  • Other federal drug charges

Our attorneys have over twenty years’ practice handling drug cases ranging from the relatively simple (possession of marijuana/ cocaine/ heroin/ oxycodone/ percocet) to extremely complex (multi-defendant drug manufacturing and/or distribution cases). Whether resolving the simple possession matters via summary offenses (typically involving a fine and no supervision), or by way of Diversionary/ Treatment Courts, our attorneys are generally successful in resolving those cases in a manner so as to avoid our client sustaining the misdemeanor conviction and collateral consequence of a driver’s license suspension. It is important that the accused has an attorney well-aware of the direct and collateral consequences to these cases.

The complex cases often involve poring through volumes of “Discovery,” including police officers’ reports, surveillance, and the use of confidential informants. These cases are sometimes fertile ground for “Suppression Hearings,” and litigating these suppression issues are one of my strengths as a criminal defense attorney. Cross-examination of police witnesses, often qualified as experts by the Courts, and cross-examination of cooperating witnesses and informants is also typically involved. Cross-examination is a developed skill for any attorney, and one which our attorneys are well-equipped to handle for our clients.

If you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact any one of our criminal defense attorneys:

Peter E. Kratsa – 610.840.0209
Caroline G. Donato – 610.840.0294
William J. Gallagher – 610.840.0223