Drug Possession


It is relatively common for college students and young persons to experiment or recreationally use marijuana and other types of street drugs. The illegal use or sale of prescription drugs, such as Adderall, is also a commonplace event. While dabbling in drug use may appear to be a rite of passage for many young people, the fact is that law enforcement agents go to great lengths to apprehend drug users. If your son or daughter has been accused of drug possession or another drug crime, it is critical to understand just how much is riding on the outcome of the case.

The defense lawyer you select to defend your child can go a long way in determining the outcome of the case. For years, people across Philadelphia have placed their trust in Michael J. Diamondstein. He has protected the rights of students from Villanova, Drexel, La Salle, Saint Joseph’s and other institutions of higher learning across the area.

An Attorney Who Knows What Is At Stake

Even a conviction to a relatively minor charge can have devastating personal and professional consequences for a college student. A conviction could prevent someone from entering certain professional schools, or lead to the elimination of scholarships or student loans. Michael understands the legal and procedural issues involved in drug cases, but also understands the potential impact of a conviction. Consequently, he will work relentlessly to secure the best possible outcome.

For some first-time offenders, accelerated rehabilitative disposition, known as ARD, could prove to be a viable option. With ARD, a defendant would be required to submit to regular drug tests, complete counseling and complete various other tasks ordered by the court. If the defendant passes the program, the charge would be dismissed.

In other situations, a more aggressive approach may be warranted. Michael will look closely at the facts of the case to determine whether the police made a valid search, or if there is some evidence to show that the state cannot meet its burden of proof. However the case is eventually resolved, Michael will provide candid, practical guidance geared toward achieving the best possible outcome.

Contact Michael J. Diamondstein, P.C.

Contact Michael J. Diamondstein online or call 215-940-2700 to schedule a free, confidential consultation.