As drug defense lawyers we are trained to find a way to get you out of your legal challenges if you find yourself arrested and charged with a drug-related crime. Drug crimes are some of the most serious charges you can face. If you have been arrested and charged with a drug crime, then it is in your best interest to quickly contact us so that we can represent you from the very beginning.
Building a case in your defense is something that drug defense lawyers do best. However, building a case takes time so it is best for you that we start quickly, and immediately after being detained by the authorities. There are any number of things that we need to do, once you have engaged us to be your lawyer. This includes ensuring that your rights are protected, that you are not taken advantage of by prosecutors or police, to ensure that there is continuity in the chain of evidence, to make sure that none of the evidence is tainted, and to start preparing for your trial. Naturally, we will be looking for any weakness in the case that would allow us to reach a plea bargain in your favor to avoid a lengthy trial.
When it comes to drug defense lawyers, there are a few misconceptions that we deal with on a regular basis. These are important to you because if you fall for one of these beliefs, you could end up losing your freedom for a very long time. It is in your best interest to have our knowledge on your side. One of the most unfortunate things people believe is that they do not need the services of drug defense lawyers. You need a drug defense lawyer, period.
The government, hence prosecutors, take drug cases very seriously. Our prison system is full of people who believed that they could get along without the services of drug defense lawyers, which ultimately lead to their incarceration. The legal justice system is a very multifaceted system that requires both a depth of knowledge of the law as well the ability to navigate the complexities of the courts. In addition to knowing how to protect your best interests,we are also able to work and negotiate with prosecutors, with whom we deal every day. This makes it easier to get you a plea bargain or to get them to drop the case.
Another common misconception about the need for hiring an attorney is the belief that the amount of drugs you are arrested with is somehow relevant to whether or not you require adequate representation. Sentences tend to be harsh for people who are convicted of a drug-related crime, and while the sentencing may get worse if the quantity of the drugs is high it is not going to get lax because you were only caught with a little bit of an illicit substance. Drug defense lawyers know how to minimize the charges, which in turn helps us to negotiate your freedom or get you acquitted as the case may be.
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NOTE: This is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.