Fentanyl and Heroin use are on the rise. The federal and state prosecutors in Kentucky take drug charges very seriously. Even possessing a small amount of illegal drugs can land you in jail. If you face a drug charge, or want to know what your rights are after failing a drug test, you need a powerful attorney who is willing to fight for you. Since 1986, trial lawyer William M. Butler has dedicated his law career to criminal defense. To find out more about how he can make the system work for you, call him at 502-582-2020 or or contact him via email for your initial confidential consultation. For over 28 years, he has skillfully defended thousands of clients, compiling an impressive record of positive results, and he can defend you too. Please see his Case Results and Testimonials.
Drug Offense Cases
Attorney William M. Butler provides aggressive defense for clients facing state or federal drug charges involving fentanyl, heroin, cocaine or crack.
- Prescription drug abuse
- Drug possession
- Possession with intent to traffic
- Intent to sell/drug trafficking
- Conspiracy to traffic
Conspiracy to Traffic
If you are being charged in federal court, there is an added danger. Conspiracy is a magic word for federal prosecutors. If the small amount of drugs you possessed can be traced back to the original kilo, federal prosecutors may do two things. First, they might charge you with conspiracy. Second, they may increase the quantity of drugs in your charge, i.e., charge you for possessing the whole kilo. Both these factors can considerably increase your sentence if you are convicted.
Frequently, drug trafficking cases involve out-of-state defendants who are charged under Kentucky’s laws. These individuals often face prejudices that Kentucky residents do not face. For example, bail bonds may be set higher, making it harder for the defendant to get out of jail. With over 25 years of experience representing clients in Kentucky courts, William M. Butler has developed a rapport within the court system. He is familiar with the judges, prosecutors and other court personnel. He understands their methods, what to expect and what to put before the judge in order to obtain a successful result.
Secure Legal Counsel
If you find yourself in federal court, a Federal Drug Charge Lawyer is essential. William M. Butler, Jr. will use every legal tool at his disposal, such as challenging the basis for search and seizure, to protect your constitutional rights. He has an impressive record of obtaining favorable Case Results on behalf of defendants, such as dismissal of the case, reduction of the charges and alternative sentencing. For immediate assistance, call William M. Butler Jr, Federal and State Drug Charges Lawyer, at 502-582-2020, or contact him via email for your initial confidential consultation.