Drug charges can add up quickly. One minute, you may believe that you’re facing charges for possession, and the next, you’re being told you’re accused of trafficking, distributing or even giving away drugs to minors.
In your situation, it’s important that you protect yourself by quickly speaking with your attorney. It is easy for the prosecution to keep adding charges, especially when drugs are involved. If you possess more than the small limit for personal use, the charges could move on beyond possession and could turn into charges for distribution or drug trafficking. If you’ve crossed state lines or were in a school zone, you could face even more serious penalties.
What should you do if you’re accused of drug possession or other crimes?
It is in your best interests to reach out to your attorney right away. Don’t speak to the authorities other than to give them your identifying information. It’s your right to remain silent and to protect yourself. Your attorney will talk to you before you have any kind of interview and can help make sure you don’t say anything that incriminates you.
The prosecution may aim to convict you on several charges, but the reality could be that you’re innocent of many of the things they’re alleging you did. Your attorney’s job is to make sure you’re treated fairly, that alternatives to prison are considered and that you face only the charges that make sense in your case.
Our website has more on drug charges and what you can do to protect yourself if you’re arrested.