Being charged with a drug crime can leave you scared, and for good reason. A criminal conviction for a drug crime can not only result in serious penalties, such as lengthy prison time and massive fines, but it can also cause significant damage to one’s reputation and ability to act as a functioning member of society. An individual with a drug conviction on his or her record may have difficulty finding a job, securing housing, and even obtaining money to further one’s education.
With so much at stake, it just makes sense that individuals accused of these crimes would want to fight the charges they face. Oftentimes, though, defendants find themselves in a “he said, she said,” scenario, which is why presenting strong legal arguments buttressed by compelling evidence is crucial. As we discussed in a previous post, one way to do this is to challenge the prosecution’s theory and attempt to suppress damaging evidence. This takes knowledge of the rules of evidence and persuasiveness.
Our legal team has experience withevidentiary and trial procedures, which positions us well to not only fight against a prosecution’s case, but to also put on our own strong defense. We can attempt to call damaging witness’ credibility into question, challenge chain of custody, and raise doubt as to the legality of traffic stops, searches, and seizures. Though we can’t guarantee that we can suppress the prosecution’s evidence or successfully admit all of the defense’s evidence, we strive to fully prepare each case so that all objections are found and properly made, and that the prosecution’s objections are anticipated.
There is a lot on the line when you’re facing criminal charges. You owe it to yourself to protect your future as fully as possible given the circumstances. With that in mind, you might want to think about whether you could benefit from the assistance of a legal advocate and, if so, how you will go about choosing one.