Every drug charge, even those that appear minor on the surface, can impact the rest of your life. This holds true both on a personal and professional level. For this reason, you need to understand your legal rights should you be charged with a drug offense. With the right information on your side, it's easier to employ a defense strategy that may help you avoid the most serious consequences.
There are many types of drug offenses, with some being more common than others. These include but are not limited to:
-- Transportation of drugs
-- Prescription medication crimes
-- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
-- Possession for sale
Regardless of your situation, every one of these crimes will be taken seriously by the court system. For this reason, you need to be prepared for anything.
In some cases, you may be able to avoid jail time by agreeing to a diversion program. In California, for example, there are certain situations in which alternative sentencing, including a diversion program, is permitted.
If you're charged with a drug offense, there are two things you need to do. First off, learn more about your situation as it relates to the crime. Secondly, look into your options in regards to avoiding the most serious punishment.
Our law firm has helped many people deal with a drug arrest head on. This is a difficult time in your life, but you can make your way through it with the right approach. All it takes is knowledge of your situation and the guidance of an experienced attorney. While we can't guarantee you will walk away from your charges without any penalties, we will work diligently towards a positive outcome.