The penalties for drug charges in federal or state court are some of the stiffest for nonviolent criminal charges. Most of the drug sentencing guidelines were written during times when lawmakers were extremely concerned about combating illegal drug use.

You cannot afford to take even relatively minor drug charges lightly. You need a Rhode Island drug defense lawyer to ensure that you have a strong defense in the federal or state courts that will push the prosecution and help you secure the best possible resolution for your case.

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Were Your Fourth Amendment Rights Violated?

Most strong drug charge defenses begin with looking at the legality of the search. If the search was not conducted in a way that respected your Fourth Amendment right to be free from illegal search and seizure, any evidence found during that search may be inadmissible. A prosecutor cannot proceed on a drug charge without the drug evidence itself.

As a RI Drug Defense Lawyer, I defend people against state and federal drug-related charges such as:

  • Drug possession
  • Drug trafficking
  • Manufacturing
  • Prescription forgery

I take on cases related to drugs such as:

  • Marijuana
  • Cocaine/crack
  • Methamphetamine (crystal meth)
  • Prescription drugs (Vicodin, Xanax, Percocet, etc.)

Rhode Island Drug Defense lawyer From A Former Prosecutor

I am Attorney Terence Livingston. My career began in the Rhode Island Attorney General's office where I served as a prosecutor. I learned a great deal about the criminal justice system during that time. Now as a RI Drug Defense Lawyer, I use what I learned there along with what I have gained in defending people against criminal charges since then to build highly effective cases for my clients. I have been working in the Rhode Island courts, both state and federal for more than 25 years. I know what works and how to help my clients. Let me help you fight your drug charges.

Rhode Island Drug Defense lawyer Located In Providence RI

When your future is at stake because of drug charges in federal or state court, turn to Terence Livingston, a RI Drug Defense Lawyer. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 401-861-8121 or contact my office online.