Defense Strategies for Drug Charges

Are you facing charges for drug crimes? If so, you need to know what you’re up against, and what you can do to protect your interests and your future. Depending on the severity of your charges, you could face serious repercussions if convicted. Drug crimes could result in imprisonment, costly fines, community service, and probation, not to mention the effects it may have on your employment and your personal relationships. However, a strong legal defense could undermine those charges and protect your future.

If you’re facing charges, consider the following defense strategies that could help protect your future:

  1. Illegal Search & Seizure

The police officers responsible for arresting you and identifying the supposed drugs must observe specific laws regarding search and seizure. If they are in any way negligent or unlawful, the charges may be invalid. Generally speaking, officers may not storm into a suspect’s home without evidence or a warrant. If they do, the subsequent charges may be invalid.

  1. Criminal Intent

If the opposing party is unable to prove that there was any criminal intent, (intent to distribute, etc.), then the charges laid against you may be lessened, or dropped completely.

  1. Lawful Prescription

If you have a lawful prescription for the drugs found in your possession, the charges laid against you will certainly lose validity, and can be dropped altogether, depending on the circumstances. If there were no other charges laid against you, a prescription could be enough to drop the charges against you.

We’re Here To Help

Were you recently charged with a drug crime? Our firm is here to help. We pride ourselves in utilizing creative defense strategies to help our clients, and we know that no two cases are alike. These strategies listed above are just a few of the methods we could utilize to help defend your rights. If you are facing charges, we want to hear your case so we can determine which strategy would work best for your case.

We encourage you to reach out to our experienced firm today to learn more about how we can help you. We have more than 25 years of combined legal experience to lend to your case, and we’re passionate about fighting for the rights of the accused. Everyone deserves fair legal representation, and we’re here to help you understand what you’re up against and which legal options could serve you best.

Ready to get started? Call (518) 240-9992 to discuss your case with our team at O'Brien & Wood PLLC.

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