As both a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney, Patrick has seen the devastating effect of mandatory minimum sentencing schemes where young people full of potential find themselves saddled with a felony narcotics trafficking conviction and warehoused in jail for selling a couple ofgrams of drugs, even with no prior criminal record. Patrick has personally witnessed the violentcriminal enterprises that have taken hold in Pittsburgh and elsewhere in order to claim their share ofthe enormous illicit profits generated by prohibition.
Patrick Nightingale is a former prosecutor and practicing criminal defense attorneyin Pittsburgh, PA, and surrounding regions. Patrick spent six years with the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office and was one of the founding members ofthe Domestic Violence Unit. Patrick’s tenure as a trial attorney brought him face toface with the casualties of the “War on Drugs” on a daily basis
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