Life is full of choices, and we don’t always make the right ones. If you’ve recently been charged with possession of a dangerous drug, you’re likely uncertain about what the future holds. In the months to come, you’ll be expected to appear in court and face intimidating prosecutors. The repercussions can be serious, and that’s why it’s important to understand how to proceed after receiving this type of charge.
One common defense that could apply is that you were unwittingly in possession. This means that while the drugs may have been in your possession, you were not aware. This could be the case, for example, if you were given a package to deliver to a coworker not knowing there were drugs inside.
Unwitting possession is different than constructive possession, and this is another defense. This means drugs were found somewhere such as your home or vehicle without you being aware they were there.
Denial of Dominion
The circumstances surrounding your case are very important, and you could deny dominion. This could mean that, for example, you were in a car with other people, making it difficult to assign actual possession. These cases can become complicated, and it’s a good idea to have a skilled attorney by your side to help build a strong defense.
Abuse of Power
Although some drugs are indeed illegal, there’s still proper protocol involved when it comes to the discovery of their possession. In some cases, defendants are able to have their cases dismissed when officers abuse their power in discovery. Some of these possibilities include:
- Planted evidence
- Illegal search and seizure
- Illegal surveillance
Legal Counsel: An Investment Worth Making
Drug charges are taken very seriously, and the repercussions can be severe. There are many intricacies involved with a case like this. Unless you have an extensive knowledge of the law, it’s in your best interest to invest in an attorney with experience. They understand how to proceed with your defense and can help you stand your ground and maintain your innocence. Drug convictions follow you for the rest of your life, and to best ensure they are minimized or possibly even dismissed, you owe it to yourself to come prepared. Our staff can help you understand the most viable way to proceed. Call us today for a consultation.