If you are charged with a crime or facing other serious crime-related allegations, you may be unsure of what to do. For many accused of a crime, it is their first time and they are left wondering what to expect and what steps to take in response. For those facing drug charges, a strong criminal defense strategy is advisable to prepare oneself against criminal charges. This defense will tell your side of the story and present an opposition to the views of the prosecution.
Not all criminal charges will result in a trial before a judge or jury. Some criminal accusations are dropped or may reach a plea agreement prior to that stage. At the Law Office of Gilbert B Vega, we know just how to handle all kinds of drug accusations and charges. Whether drug trafficking, possession or other similar charges, they can amount to anything from a misdemeanor to a felony and should be handled with care to ensure the best possible outcome for the accused.
When one is accused of a crime, they may not realize that they have the right to remain silent. One is not obligated to speak with authorities without a lawyer present. Exercising one's rights under the Constitution is not only allowed but encouraged. Consider your rights and how you can best prepare to face criminal charges related to drug crimes.
Potential punishments for drug crime convictions can range from fines and probation to jail time and a lifetime of exclusions. Felony convictions can carry one year or more of jail time, among other repercussions. If you have been charged with a drug crime, contact an attorney to help with your defense.