Your rights on Drug Charges

Drug possession charges are taken very seriously in the United States. Depending on the severity of the charge, there can be major fines and jail time associated with these serious crimes. It’s important to have an understanding of the laws around drug possession and what steps to take if you have been charged.

You Still Have Rights if You’ve Been Brought Up on Drug Charges

Criminal charges of any type are difficult to face. Drug charges should not be brushed off as insignificant. You need to understand what rights you have, and the best way to ensure your rights are protected is by seeking guidance from an experienced and reputable criminal defense lawyer. If you are not proactive, you will most likely suffer from more severe penalties than you should.

Wide Range of Drug Charges

There are multiple different charges you may face, which include:

  • Possession
  • Distribution and trafficking
  • Sale or intent to sell
  • Importation
  • Exportation
  • Transportation
  • Cultivation
  • Manufacturing
  • Prescription drug charges

If you are charged in a school or park zone, the penalties may increase. The severity of the charges is also dependent on the type of drugs involved and the amount of the drug found.

Your Right to Remain Silent

One of the best things you can do if you are arrested on drug charges is to exercise your right to remain silent. Do not be disrespectful with yelling or abusive language. Anything you do say, can be used against you and most likely will be. You do not want to worsen your circumstances by resisting arrest or acting disrespectful.

An Arrest for Drug Charges Does Not Mean an Automatic Conviction

If you or someone you know has been accused of drug possession, it’s important to know your rights and build a strong defense. There are several ways to fight a drug possession charge and many resources available to help you along the way.

There are many defense strategies to counteract drug charges. Do not assume you should plead guilty and take whatever the court gives you. You may have been unlawfully arrested, or the evidence may have been obtained in an unlawful manner. Christopher T. Braddock knows the law and can develop the best defense for you to protect your rights. As a top criminal defense lawyer, Braddock will not leave any stone unturned.

Contact our firm today to allow us to defend you.