A Proven Hazleton Lawyer for Drug Charge Defense

Possession, Sale and Drug Trafficking Charges Throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania

The war on drugs takes the greatest toll on users and small-time players. Selling even a small quantity of illegal drugs can be charged as a felony crime. A conviction can not only carry jail or prison time, but also cast a long shadow over employment and other facets of your life.

At the law firm of Laputka, Bayless, Ecker & Cohn, PC, we fight drug charges to avoid convictions or minimize consequences. Our criminal defense lawyer, Bruce S. Miller, brings 40 years of focused experience and notable results to each case. We represent the accused in Luzerne County, Schuylkill County, Carbon County, Columbia County, Lackawanna County and surrounding jurisdictions of northeastern Pennsylvania.

Trusted, Highly Informed Representation for Clients in Wilkes-Barre, Scranton and Other Area Communities

Attorney Bruce Miller was a longtime public defender in Luzerne County who also formerly taught criminal law at Penn State. His in-depth knowledge of the Pennsylvania Criminal Code, the Controlled Substance Act and the workings of northeastern Pennsylvania criminal courts provide great advantages to his clients.

We capably defend clients against all misdemeanor and felony drug charges, including:

  • Possession of marijuana
  • Possession of cocaine, heroin, meth or other controlled substances
  • Unlawful possession of prescription narcotics
  • Possession with intent to deliver (based on quantity)
  • Delivery or sale
  • Drug trafficking, manufacture or cultivation
  • Weapon charges

Just because police found drugs does not mean that you will be convicted. Bruce Miller holds law enforcement accountable under the Fourth Amendment and the laws of Pennsylvania to prove that a drug arrest was lawful and merited. Did they have probable cause for a traffic stop or pat-down? Did they have consent to search your car or a valid warrant to search your residence? Can they tie the drugs specifically to you? Is the prosecution's informant credible?

We explore all grounds to get charges dismissed or reduced, or to have evidence excluded. After preparing thoroughly for trial, we explore alternatives such as drug court and plea negotiations to give our clients leverage and informed decisions.

We Take Drug Charges Seriously · Call 570-861-5905 Now

Confessing or cooperating with authorities without counsel present may seriously harm your cause. Instead, get a Hazleton drug charges attorney with extensive experience and perspective involved. Mr. Miller will personally discuss your case in a free consultation.

Know your rights. Fight for your future. Contact us immediately if you have been arrested or learned you are being investigated for a drug crime.