federal & state crimes

narcotics & drug investigations

Defense of Prosecutions

The firm has been involved in a number of narcotics matters, including everything from large-scale importation cases to low level sales to informants. Narcotics prosecutions are difficult cases. They often involve the risk of severe prison sentences, even for insignificant quantities of drugs or for people who have played a minor role in the offense.

Large scale drug investigations often involve informants or undercover police, electronically recorded evidence, and surveillance testimony. The firm has been involved directly or on a consulting basis in criminal narcotics cases throughout Connecticut and the metropolitan area, as well as the southeastern region and Latin America.

For more than fifteen years Philip Russell has served on the National Lawyer’s Committee of NORML, the National Organization for the Legalization of Marijuana Laws, a Washington based lobbying and advocacy group.

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

State vs Quinones


The firm has extensive experience in drug and alcohol interventions, probate and involuntary commitment proceedings, habeas corpus and civil injunctive matters both on behalf afflicted individuals and their families.

If you or someone you know is the subject of a drug investigation, working with experienced legal representation should be your first priority. The defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Philip Russell, LLC have extensive experience in defending individuals in all areas of drug crime investigations. Do not hesitate to contact our office to speak with one of our defense attorneys today. We can be reached at 1(203) 661-4200.

Experience you can count on.


More than 30 years of trial experience in both state and federal courts.


our firm has represented thousands of individuals and families in state and federal courts; securing millions of dollars in compensation.


powerful defense for connecticut & New York's criminally charged.


our firm has tried to juries cases of homocide, manslaughter, narcotics sales, assault, robbbery, embezzlement, larceny, tax fraud, sexual assautl, risk of injury, drunk driving, vehicular homicide, and fraud.


experience you can count on when you need it.


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