Attorney Carl E. Cornwell has been defending individuals charged with drug crimes for over 39+ years. He has been particularly busy in federal courts representing individuals charged with possession and distribution of methamphetamine, Oxycodone, cocaine and marijuana (which appears to be making a comeback). Especially with its legalization in Colorado, he has been seeing more drug trafficking cases involving transporting of marijuana across state lines into Kansas.He is particularly aggressive when it comes to fighting federal and state drug charges because the manner in which such charges are brought can potentially violate the 4th amendment
Examining All Of The Evidence
While the manners in which drug arrests take place are sometimes questionable, many individuals facing arrest are unaware of the way such arrests can be challenged in court. As an experienced criminal defense lawyer, Carl Cornwell understands the Fourth Amendment implications of an improper search and seizure and knows how to get evidence from such searches suppressed. He has successfully defended individuals charged with drug crimes based on searches of their cars or homes, whose lockers were improperly searched at work, or where evidence was discovered when police officers used dogs to detect the presence of drugs.
Carl Cornwell also understands the processes that FBI agents and police officers use when filling out reports. He understands what these reports can mean and if anything is out of the ordinary when it comes to an arrest.
It’s important to challenge this evidence for several reasons. Especially in federal court, the kinds and amounts of drugs allegedly discovered can result in longer prison sentences. Factors like possession of drugs in a school zone or a weapon being present in a vehicle when drugs are discovered could result in enhanced charges. It could change a misdemeanor into a felony. And it could tarnish your reputation by placing a permanent mark on your criminal record.