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Top 3 Drug Offense Tips

27 July, 2018

If you have been charged with a wrong doing under the substances act, then here are a few tips as to what you should do.  

  • GET YOURSELF A GOOD DRUG CHARGES LAWYER
  Whether you are just being investigated in relation to a drug-related crime or have been charged already, you need to hire a reputable drug charges lawyer to handle your case. Apart from helping you with advice on the case, an experienced drug charges attorney has a lot of benefits to provide in regard to resolving your case. Each state or county has different grades of severity when it comes to drug laws. An experienced and knowledgeable lawyer will know exactly what tactics to use in such a case and will understand the court system well enough to be able to help you. Such a professional is in a much better position to resolve the case in your favor than a regular attorney.  
  • MIND WHAT YOU SAY TO THE POLICE DURING INTERROGATION AND BE TRUTHFUL IN COURT
  When the police arrest a drug-related suspect, they will try to extract as much information from you as possible to help the prosecutors win the case against you. Therefore, you should be very careful what you choose to say once you have been arrested. The best way to act in such a situation is to ask the police during your interrogation for your drug charges lawyer and refuse to answer any more questions. If, however they persist and push the interrogation further, say nothing, until you have consulted with your drug charges lawyer.    
  • TELL THE COURT ABOUT YOUR PREVIOUS GOOD CHARACTER AND HAND UP WELL DRAFTED CHARACTER REFERENCES
  If you have previously done charity work or you have major achievements in your life you should provide the court with a proof of these. If you have any friends, family, or acquaintances that can provide you with a reference that can portray you as a good character that should not receive a harsh punishment, then the person writing the reference should give examples of those good things you have done. A good example of such a reference could be:   “John Smith is very generous with his time and his money. I remember driving home and seeing our elderly neighbor struggling to remove graffiti from his fence. John went missing for a while and about 1/2 hour later I saw John with our elderly neighbor removing the graffiti from the fence with a scrubbing brush and cleaning equipment he had bought from the hardware store. John spent the next five hours with our neighbor until it was all removed. This is but one example of how generous John is to others.”