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Drug Crime Defense Services

Drug charges can range from simple possession to interstate trafficking. At Burke Law we are experienced in both misdemeanor and felony drug crime defense.

Drug charges can range from simple possession to interstate trafficking. At Burke Law we are experienced in both misdemeanor and felony drug crime defense. It is important to not make any statements to law enforcement about what any substance found in your vehicle, home, or on your person is.

Expert testing may be required for the state to move forward with drug charges against you. The attorneys at Burke Law know how to defend drug charges and can guide you through the process to get you the best possible outcome for your drug charges.

Drug charges may be brought in Vermont State or Federal Court in the District of Vermont.

At Burke Law, we guide you through every stage of the criminal process. From arraignment to disposition, our criminal defense attorneys identify the strengths of your case and zealously advocate on your behalf. If you are charged with a crime it is important to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

Drug Crime Defense FAQs

Yes. You could face penalties at your university or college and criminal drug charges in the state of Vermont. It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible if your dorm room was raided or searched and you believe that illegal or controlled substances could be determined to have been in your possession.

You should contact a Vermont attorney as soon as possible to begin your defense of any charged drug crimes. If there were other people in the vehicle or other peoples’ belongings in the vehicle and the drugs were found in those bags or belongings it may be difficult for the State of Vermont to prove that you were aware of the drugs in the vehicle or knowingly possessed or trafficked the drugs. The attorneys at Burke Law have successfully defended numerous Vermont drug crimes.

In Vermont, many drug possession crimes can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies. Factors that may be used by the Vermont prosecutors to determine whether you will be charged with a misdemeanor or a felony include: the amount of the drugs in your possession and whether or not the drugs were packaged for sale or personal use.

“We take a highly personalized approach to every case we fight. We believe in criminal justice and will ensure that we get you the best results possible.”
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Client Testimonials

"Jessica Burke was extremely professional, knowledgeable, compassionate and understanding. Her hard work showed in the positive result."
"Jessica is great. She goes to bat for you with everything she has. Both she, and, Simone make every effort to make you comfortable, and explain your options and next steps. Very well priced with a great value.
"Jess is fantastic! Very up front and highly knowledgable with a strong community network behind her. Always does an outstanding job and the first consult is free!!"
"Leah Henderson is a proactive advocate for the ones who need her in action when facing the possibility of charges that can affect the rest of your lives."

Why Burke Law?

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Experienced, Connected, and Results-Driven

Our team has decades of combined experience working within the local courts in Vermont. Our relationships with prosecutors and judges help us to make sure our clients get the best outcomes possible.

Energetic, Eager to Advocate, and Passionate About Justice

We are professionals with the experience and energy to fight for what we believe in and advocate for our clients, even if it means taking a case to trial. We’re passionate about helping our clients move forward with their lives.

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