Louisville Drug Crime Defense Attorney
Defending Narcotic and Drug Trafficking Cases and Forfeiture of Assets
Over his thirty-year career as a private criminal defense attorney, David Mejia, has handled hundreds of cases involving allegations of drug-related crimes. These involve prosecutions of individuals in the federal and state courts. Generally, such prosecutions are for illegal possession of controlled substances, possession with the intent to distribute (deliver or sale of) illegal narcotics, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances. Such investigations and prosecutions can also involve narcotic offenses while armed with dangerous or deadly weapons, and the manufacture of illegal drugs. These cases typically involve arrests that follow automobile traffic stops, the execution of search warrants at residences or the work place, the employment or use of Confidential Informants and/or federal or state narcotic investigators posing as purchasers or sellers of illegal narcotics. Narcotic trafficking investigations often focus on groups of individuals, alleged co-conspirators or co-schemers with accomplices or accessories to narcotic trafficking. Some cases even present charges of transportation of illegal drugs in interstate commerce. With our society overrun with the possession and use of recreational drugs, being merely in the presence or proximity of others involved in such activity does not make one criminally accountable.
As a skilled and knowledgeable criminal lawyer, David Mejia is committed to providing aggressive legal defense, particularly in asserting every accused's Fifth Amendment right to Due Process of law as well as every citizen's right to silence and the guarantee against self-incrimination. Mr. Mejia is equally committed in asserting the warrant requirement of the Fourth Amendment and the constitutional protection against illegal search and seizure by law enforcement officials. In every case involving the questioning or interrogation of an accused, whether it be a narcotic prosecution or any other criminal investigation by the police or federal law enforcement, Mr. Mejia will investigate to see that the protections of Miranda v Arizona are followed, and that any arrest, search and seizure is justified by the constitutional requirement of "probable cause". Legal knowledge of all defenses available to individuals prosecuted for drug crimes is essential.
Mr. Mejia has successfully gained dismissals of charges and/or acquittals in state and federal prosecutions in cases involving narcotics, connected to:
- Attempt and Conspiracy
- Aiding and Abetting
He has many years of experience in successfully defending criminal prosecutions involving fractions of gram quantities to multi-kilo quantities relating to the following types of illegal narcotics:
- Cocaine-Base (Crack)
If you become aware of a federal or a state narcotic investigation focused upon you, a family member or friend, do not waive your right to silence, do not consent to a search of your home, work place or vehicle. When confronted by police, assert your right to the assistance of counsel.