(PRWEB) November 30, 2012
Las Vegas criminal defense attorney Chip Siegel was successful in getting felony drug charges dismissed, allowing the individual to avoid a conviction and the harsh penalties that would have come with it. The case was handled in Justice Court 5 in Las Vegas, Nevada (State v. Enger, Case No. 12F09075X). The Law Offices of Chip Siegel provides aggressive legal representation for clients in the Las Vegas area who need assistance in challenging their criminal charges.
Mr. Siegel’s client was accused of possessing six small bags of cocaine at a local nightclub. As a result, he was charged with “possession with intent to sell.” The client’s charges placed him at risk of facing up to four years in prison. Mr. Siegel went to work on the case and took several important actions—he addressed possible substance abuse issues, provided evidence of the client’s lack of criminal history and also showed other “good character” evidence regarding the client. Due the lawyer’s strategic legal representation, he was able to convince the state to dismiss the charges.
Charges for possession with intent to sell are more serious than simple drug possession charges. They typically include a larger amount of drugs than cases related to possession. Certain factors, such as how the drug was stored and the location and the circumstances of the possession, could also lead to a determination that a suspect intended to sell the drug. Besides imprisonment, drug charges can also lead to many other penalties, such as jail time, probation, mandatory participation in a drug program and expensive fines. Individuals who are charged with this offense will have a much better chance of successfully defending themselves from these penalties if they have the help of an experienced attorney.
Mr. Siegel has more than two decades of experience in the area of criminal defense and handles various types of drug offenses. Because he formerly served as a deputy district attorney for the Clark County District Attorney’s Office, he has valuable insight into the tactics prosecutors use to try and portray a defendant as guilty. Having this experience gives Mr. Siegel an advantage in identifying potential weaknesses in the opposition’s case and more effectively defending his clients.
Individuals who are interested in hiring an attorney who is able to identify and explore the best strategies for their defense can contact the Law Offices of Chip Siegel. The Law Offices of Chip Siegel, a Las Vegas criminal defense law firm backed by more than 20 years of experience, helps individuals challenge their accusers when they are charged with crimes. Attorney Chip Siegel draws from his experience as a former prosecutor when providing criminal defense to his clients. The attorney has been recognized in the past for his top-quality legal abilities, such as through the Outstanding Service Award he received from the Nevada State Bar in 2006. The attorney was also previously elected to serve from 2005 through 2006 as the president of the Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice. The firm is able to handle both misdemeanor and felony cases and deals with legal matters that relate to a broad spectrum of crimes. Whether Mr. Siegel is dealing with cases that involve non-payment of casino debts, weapons charges or any other criminal matter, the seasoned lawyer is able to provide his clients with the assistance they need. Learn more about the firm at http://www.legalchip.com.