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Snapchat drug dealing & cop stings- Fairfax criminal lawyer’s view

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Snapchat can get police sting activity, says Fairfax criminal lawyer

Snapchat is not exclusively the denizen of younger people. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that police follow the trail of criminal activity, including when it happens on Snapchat, other social media, and anywhere else on the Internet. Do not be lulled into any false impression of online anonymity, where you are easily tracked through a unique Internet Protocol / IP address. Therefore, do nothing online that you would not do in front of your parents and a police officer. With Snapchat alone, I have recently defended clients charged with drug dealing on that social media platform, and with posing as a teenager to successfully convince slews of teenage women under eighteen to fully disrobe online (thus getting him prosecuted federally for child pornography production.)

How do I avoid police stings on Snapchat and beyond?

The simple answer for avoiding getting caught in police stings on Snapchat and beyond is to avoid committing crimes in the first place, which includes not directing any drug consumers to drug dealers, even if you are simply trying to do someone a favor. Police and prosecutors are humorless in getting Fentanyl and other particularly dangerous drugs out of unlawful circulation. Fentanyl is deadly, and too many people selling imitation Xanax, Percocet and other drugs are either doing so without knowing the Schedule I and II drugs that are actually laced therein, and even more often with the consumers not knowing. I am not permitted as a Fairfax criminal lawyer to provide people to provide a play-by-play of how to avoid getting caught committing crimes. I do, of course, repeatedly warn people of the risks of waiving their Fifth Amendment right to remain silent with police and all other government and court authorities, and their Fourth Amendment right to refuse police searches (so long as you only orally decline those searches, and do not physically interfere).

Why do I defend people who even sell Fentanyl-laced drugs?

Why do I as a Fairfax criminal lawyer defend in court people who sell Fentanyl-laced drugs (whether through Snapchat or elsewhere), when Fentanyl is deadly? It is insufficient to simply say caveat emptor / buyer beware, but at least the repeated news of such Fentanyl lacing hopefully knocks sense into at least a good number of people to not use illegal drugs, because you simply do not know the purity and safety level of that drug, especially if you do not see every aspect of its manufacture from start to finish.

Why does my Virginia drug defense lawyer need to be fully capable with the law, the science and persuasion?

Virginia drug defense and federal drug defense (whether from Snapchat events or otherwise) is the opposite of childsplay. If charged with a drug crime, obtain the right lawyer for you. You will be going up against police who are often very well informed about the controlled substances being  bought and sold. The prosecutor may have knowledge and experience as good as or better than the police with such prosecutions. The drug chemist from the Virginia Department of Forensic Science (DFS) will likely be very well educated in chemistry, and will likely have taken and recorded extensive notes and data for testing even a small quantity of suspected drugs. Make sure your lawyer has a strong understanding in all of that, and that your lawyer will fearlessly, capably, persuasively and doggedly defend you.

What benefit will Fairfax criminal lawyer Jon Katz provide for your Virginia drug defense?

Fairfax criminal lawyer Jonathan Katz was driven to transition to being a criminal defense lawyer from working in corporate litigation in substantial part from his opposition to the drug wars and to their severe damage on people’s civil liberties. Jon Katz not only is a true believer for all his criminal defense and drug defense clients (including with Snapchat and other police stings), but insists on finding the most winning and successful path for defending all his clients. Call 703-383-1100 for your free initial confidential in-person consultation with Jon about your court-pending Virginia DUI, felony or misdemeanor case.