All drug convictions carry consequences, whether the conviction is for drug distribution or possession only. Not only can drug convictions result in fines and imprisonment, but they carry other lesser-known consequences as well. Students, for instance, can lose their financial aid. Non-citizens could face deportation. And all persons convicted of drug crimes will likely face increased difficulty finding jobs.
Christopher has significant experience defending against drug charges. Drug cases often involve questions of whether police violated your constitutional rights during the investigation. Christopher has successfully defended against drug crimes by asserting the police violated his clients’ rights. Christopher also served for two years on a drug treatment court team. Because of that, he is familiar with the treatment options that can address underlying causes and help resolve cases.
Below are some of Christopher’s recent successes defending against drug crimes.
Defense Wins Dismissal of Felony Drug Case After Court Grants Suppression Motion
Police seized Christopher Bub’s client in the middle of the night while they were investigating a burglary. After seizing him, police claimed that he ditched methamphetamine and other drugs in a nearby snowbank. The State charged him with felony possession of meth. Christopher sought to suppress the evidence, arguing that police violated the constitution when they seized his client. Had that not occurred, police never would have discovered the alleged drugs. The Court agreed and suppressed the evidence. All charges were dismissed.
Defense Forces Dismissal of Felony Cocaine Distribution Case
The government charged Christopher Bub’s client with selling cocaine. That charge carried a penalty of up to 10 years imprisonment. Sensing the government did not have the evidence to win at trial, Christopher demanded a jury trial and scheduled it to occur within weeks. Within hours of demanding the trial, the State dismissed the case.
Defense Wins Dismissal of Felony Drug Distribution Case After Court Grants Suppression Motion
Police stopped a car in which Christopher Bub’s client was traveling. After finding drugs on other occupants in the car, police then searched Christopher’s client, finding drugs that were allegedly packaged for distribution. The government charged Christopher’s client with a felony for possession with intent to distribute. Christopher filed a motion to suppress the evidence, asserting that police violated the constitution when they searched his client. The government was unable to prove otherwise, so the court suppressed the evidence, and the case was dismissed.
Defense Wins Dismissal of Felony Meth Distribution Case
The government charged Christopher Bub’s client with dealing methamphetamine out of his home. The charge carried a maximum of 12.5 years imprisonment. The government based the charge mainly upon allegations from a confidential informant. Christopher demanded an evidentiary hearing so that he could cross-examine officers about the informant’s allegations. At the hearing, Christopher showed that the informant’s allegations were of limited value, and that the government did not have enough evidence to take the case to trial. The Court agreed. Case dismissed.
Defense Wins Dismissal of Felony Drug Distribution Charge after Showing There To Be Insufficient Evidence
Police stopped Christopher Bub’s client while he was sitting in his car outside a residence. Police searched the car and found drugs, a scale, and nearly 100 baggies. The government charged the man with a felony for drug dealing. Christopher demanded an evidentiary hearing where he argued there was insufficient evidence to prove his client intended to deal drugs. The court agreed and the charge was dismissed. Christopher then also persuaded the State to drop the remaining misdemeanor charge for drug possession.