3 Things You Need to Know if You are Charged with a Drug-Related Crime
If you are charged with a drug-related crime, it is important to know what you are up against. Drug-related crimes range from possession of a small amount of a drug to drug trafficking. The penalties for drug crimes in Georgia can be severe and may include prison or jail time, fines, and probation or parole. It is important to have an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side if you are charged with a drug crime. Your attorney will be able to advise you on the best course of action and help protect your rights. Here’s what you need to know to help yourself before you call Rohan Law for legal representation for drug-related charges you are facing.
Don’t consent to a search if you’re carrying drugs or drug paraphernalia
If you are carrying drugs or drug paraphernalia, it is important not to consent to a search by police. Once you consent to a search, anything the police find can be used as evidence against you. Even if the drugs or paraphernalia are not yours, you can still be charged with possession. If you are charged with possession, it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer can help you understand the charges against you and what options are available. In some cases, it may be possible to have the charges dismissed or reduced. In other cases, a lawyer can help you negotiate a plea deal with the prosecutor. Regardless of the situation, it is important to have legal assistance when facing drug charges.
If you are charged with a drug-related crime, don’t talk to the police without an attorney present
Rohan Law is a criminal defense law firm that represents clients who have been charged with various State and Federal crimes. Our attorneys have experience representing clients in all stages of the criminal justice process, from investigation to trial. We understand that being investigated by the police can be a stressful and overwhelming experience, and you may be tempted to “explain” your position to law enforcement. Talking to the police rarely helps and everything you say may be used against you. That is why we advise our clients not to speak to the police without an attorney present. The police are experts at questioning people and have the skill to have you make incriminating statements. They may simply misunderstand what you say, or write it down incorrectly. Therefore, it is best to have an experienced attorney by your side when dealing with the police. If you or someone you know has been charged with a crime, contact Rohan Law P.C. today for a free consultation.
Be polite with authorities, but don’t admit guilt
If you are ever stopped by the police or charged with a drug-related crime, or any crime for that matter, it is important to be polite with the authorities. However, you should also remember that their job is to find and arrest for crimes. When they are investigating you, they are not on your side. Always remember, you have the right to remain silent, and anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. It is also important to remember that you are innocent until proven guilty. Therefore, you should not admit to any crimes you did not commit, even if it seems like it would be easier to do so. By being polite with the authorities and exercising your rights will help ensure that you are treated fairly throughout the legal process.
We know that being charged with any crime can be scary. We want to reassure you that there is always hope for a better outcome with an experienced attorney by your side than without one. If you are ever stopped and searched by the police or charged for whatever reason with any crime, remember these three points.
First, never consent to a search if you are carrying drugs or drug paraphernalia.
Second, don’t talk to the police without an attorney present.
And finally, be polite with authorities, but don’t admit guilt.
For more information on your rights during a police stop or if you are facing a drug-related criminal charge, contact Rohan Law today. We can help you protect your rights and fight for justice in court.