We have obtained dismissals, not-guilty verdicts, misdemeanor and deferred dispositions and/or non-custodial sentences in numerous felony drug prosecutions, including some that involved large quantities of heroin and cocaine.
We have represented and defended clients in both State and Federal court with a variety of Maine drug crime defense cases including but not limited to:
- Aggravated drug trafficking
- Furnishing of drugs
- Possession of a Scheduled Drug or Controlled Substance
- Drug distribution
- Interstate transportation of drugs
- Possession with intent to distribute
- Conspiracy with intent to distribute
- Drug manufacturing
If you’ve been charged with drug possesion or drug trafficking, you should contact attorney Richard Berne to protect your rights.
In a multi- defendant, several-thousand-plant marijuana case, our client received six months incarceration, as opposed to the other defendants in the case, each of whom received in excess of ten years imprisonment. In another matter, we were able to persuade federal prosecutors in Vermont to dismiss the indictment against our client in a multi-state federal drug conspiracy, in which the other defendants received multi-year prison terms. The success of our approach frequently results from the preparation and filing of creative, compelling Motions to Suppress evidence and statements, which some prosecutors are unaccustomed to litigating, particularly in State cases.