Being charged with a drug offense is no laughing matter. This is a serious offense with serious consequences. You need to take command of the situation and start working on your defense right away to prevent paying a hefty fine or spending a lot of time in jail. Oftentimes, people think they can beat the charges on their own and forgo hiring a lawyer. By making one of the mistakes below, you could end up jeopardizing your case and spending a lot of time behind bars.
Not hiring someone with experience.
One of the first things you need to do when facing a drug charge is to hire someone with extensive experience handling these particular matters. You don't just want a regular criminal attorney. You want someone who has successfully fought charges similar to yours and came out successful in court. Make sure to ask the attorney what experience they have dealing with your particular charge. While they cannot go into specifics of other cases, they can tell you the basic charges they defended against and what the outcomes were.
Not showing up in court.
If the court gives you a time and a date to be there, you need to make sure you are there at all costs. If you fail to show up in court, the court will end up issuing a warrant and you will be brought in without a lot of say on your part. Any bond you had is going to be revoked and you are going to have a lot harder time being able to defend yourself when you go in front of the judge. If you couldn't show up to court when ordered, why is the judge going to believe you are innocent and did nothing wrong?
Not keeping quiet about your case.
Oftentimes, people end up talking to anyone and everyone about their case. Whether it be because of nerves or they simply want to determine what they can expect to happen in their case, you need to refrain from discussing your case with anyone but your attorney. Anything you say to someone else could end up coming back on you down the line and costing you far more than you realize. Every case is different. What happened to one doesn't mean it will happen to you.
By not making one of the mistakes above, you can get through your case quickly and easily, while securing the best possible outcome. Contact a drug charge lawyer for more help.Share
22 February 2016
Until marijuana is legalized in every state, there will be courtrooms filled with those who are deemed criminals for possessing and using it. If you have been charged with the possession and use of marijuana, you need an attorney. Having gone through this with my son, I know that the courts are not pleased with these charges and things don't always turn out well. This blog will show you several examples of what can happen if you go to court for criminal charges without having an attorney working on your side to protect your rights and reduce the consequences as much as possible.