Drug-Related Offenses

Areas of Practice > Drug Related Offenses

To this day, the government continues to make drugs and narcotics a priority as its “War on Drugs” continues.

Drug offenses are prosecuted by both the state and federal government. The government uses a wide array of tactics to investigate offenders including visual surveillance, undercover officers, confidential informants, motor vehicle stops and searches, wiretaps on cellular telephones, controlled phone call and text message records, cellular site data, search warrants, internet surveillance, and cameras. Criminal drug prosecutions remain incredibly high due to these complex investigations and tactics used by the government.

Criminal charges and related sentences for drug offenses are dependent upon the type of drugs involved and its quantity. Small quantities of less serious drugs such as marijuana often involve only misdemeanor charges. Alternatively, drug offenses involving cocaine and heroin, regardless of quantity, along with larger quantities of marijuana or illegal prescription medications are felonies. These felonies are often tied to minimum-mandatory jail sentences at both the state and federal level.

Being charged with a Drug Offense may have serious collateral consequences including denial of public housing, financial aid to attend school, the ability to serve in the military or armed forces, various employment opportunities and in some states, a license to operate a motor vehicle. Therefore, if you, or someone you know, is charged with a Drug Offense, it is extremely important to get the help from experienced attorneys such as Anthony Bruno & Peter Schoenthal.

Drug Offenses

  • Possession
  • Trafficking
  • Manufacture
  • Sales/possession with intent
  • Paraphernalia
  • Cultivation/Grow House

Accused of a Drug Offense?

You need a reliable defense lawyer who will stand up for your rights and protect your freedom. At Bruno & Schoenthal, we have the knowledge and experience to fight for you.

Our Approach

At Bruno & Schoenthal, we believe that representing clients begins and ends with total preparation.

We also believe that trial is often your best course of action. By preparing a case for trial from the beginning, you leave no stone unturned. When you approach a case this way you often find facts or defenses that can lead to your charges being dismissed or allow you to have a stronger position when negotiating with the government. If you or your attorney is unprepared, there’s no way you can expect a positive outcome in court. That’s why when we approach a case, our first step is to begin fully preparing for trial so you get a complete representation. Unlike other firms who assign a single lawyer to each client, we work together on every single case and we believe in a client-centered approach. This means you will get the benefit of our combined experience and problem solving skills.

By working together, we can develop strategies and initiatives that will help us be successful in court.


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