What to Do if You Are Charged With a Drug Offense
Don’t Help Law Enforcement Make A Case Against You
If you have been arrested or charged with a drug offense, it can be confusing to know what to do. You don’t want to do anything to further compromise your position, but you certainly don’t want to do anything illegal that could land you in more trouble.
The first thing to remember is that the police are not on your side. It is their job to ask interrogating questions in an attempt to gain further evidence to use against you. Even if you are told your cooperation will help your position, do not believe it. Beyond identifying yourself to the police and providing your driver’s license or ID card, it is best to say nothing further.
As a general guideline, after being arrested for or charged with a drug crime:
- Be polite and respectful to the police: Do not act in a hostile or aggressive manner.
- Do not admit fault and do not answer any incriminating questions:While it is okay to identify yourself when asked, do not admit to anything and politely decline to speak any further. Although the inquiries may seem harmless, the police are trained to ask pointed questions with the goal of obtaining evidence against you. Even if you are innocent, do not say anything.
- Seek legal counsel as soon as possible: If police are holding you, ask to speak with an attorney right away. If you have been released after being charged, contact a lawyer as soon as you can.
An Arlington Drug Offense Lawyer Can Help You Understand Your Rights And Options
At the Jim Ross Law Group, we have become a trusted criminal defense law firm for those charged with drug crimes. Attorney Jim Ross is a former cop and DEA task force agent with years of undercover drug operation experience. He has an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of drug stops, drug stings, search and seizure issues and criminal prosecution. Today he uses this unique insight to help our clients mitigate the consequences of their drug charges.
We invite you to meet with us for a free initial consultation. Our lawyers will explain your legal position, as well as your rights and options.
Arlington Drug Offense Attorneys
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