Drug charges can have a huge impact on your life, even for ones that are thought of as minor. If you are facing any criminal charge for this type of case, you need to ensure that you are exploring your options for a defense. We understand that this can be a challenge, especially for the individuals who haven’t ever been in the criminal justice system before.
One thing that you might be interested in is drug court. Some cases qualify for this program, which combines rehabilitation and learning to live a sober life with the oversight of the court. It is a strict program that must be followed exactly. If you complete it successfully, you will likely have the tools you need to live sober, and you will be able to avoid having the drug charge on your criminal record.
If you aren’t interested in drug court or don’t qualify for it, you have to decide whether you want to work out a plea deal with the prosecution or if you are going to take the case to trial. There are considerations of both, but one of the primary ones is that you have to look at the potential consequences of each.
For example, a plea deal on a felony case means you will be branded a felon and won’t be able to appeal the conviction since you admitted you were guilty. Taking that case to trial and having a conviction handed down would mean you are branded a felon, but you might have the opportunity to appeal.
We are here to help you learn about the options that you have in your drug case. We treat each case with the individuality that it deserves. You don’t want to base your defense on what worked for a friend when we can help you understand how various choices might impact yours.