You need competence in the courtroom when facing drug charges. Any drug-related offense, including those involving possession, can wreak havoc on your life. They can threaten to strip away your freedom, your finances, and your future. Obtaining a job and housing with a felony conviction can be difficult, and you can’t make up for lost time away from your family. A competent attorney will know how to provide you with the best criminal defense possible under the circumstances, though, which might even lead to dismissed charges or an acquittal.
Don’t just accept the prosecution’s evidence
Even when the evidence seems stacked against you might have some powerful criminal defense options at your disposal. So you should carefully explore those options to make sure that you’re doing everything possible to protect yourself. One way to do that is to try to suppress the prosecution’s evidence. There are strict rules in place governing the admission of evidence, which must be strictly adhered to. This is to protect your rights and to ensure that you are deemed innocent until proven guilty.
The fruit of the poisonous tree
Under the criminal law, there’s a theory of evidence known as the fruit of the poisonous tree. Here, evidence that is gathered after an illegal action by police may be deemed tainted, or poisoned, meaning that it can’t be used against you in a court of law. So, if a police officer initiates an illegal traffic stop or conducts an illegal search, then any subsequently gathered evidence, even if clearly indicative of a criminal offense, might be suppressed. This is a powerful defense tactic that is often used in drug cases, and it can lead to positive results.
Don’t leave your criminal defense to chance
A lot of people think that they can represent themselves or that they will settle for the help of a public defender. This might not be in your best interests. Presenting an aggressive and successful criminal defense requires time, dedication, and knowledge of the law. Far too often normal citizens lack the knowledge, and public defenders who are overworked usually lack the time needed to devote to your case. Private criminal defense attorneys, like those at our firm, can provide the aggressive representation needed to fight back against prosecutors and the drug charges they try to force upon you. Don’t cut yourself short with inadequate representation. After all, your future is on the line.