A few weeks ago on the blog we discussed the penalties for convictions on drug charges. The severity of these penalties can vary greatly depending on the type and the amount of drugs involved, as well as what was being done with the drugs. For example, selling heroin will pose much harsher penalties than mere marijuana possession for personal use. Yet, despite the drug charges an individual may face, a conviction can severely damage his or her life. Prison, fines, and a tarnished record can threaten what could otherwise be a stellar personal and professional reputation. The effects can last for years, decades, or even a lifetime.
Therefore, those accused of drug offenses need to prepare to present the best criminal defense they can under the circumstances. By crafting a strong defense, an accused individual may be able to give himself more room for negotiation with prosecutors, which may result in reduced charges and lighter penalties. If negotiations are not an option, then having a strong defense will be necessary for trial if an individual wants to have a chance at acquittal. Failure to prepare a defense based on sound logic, law, and evidence can leave an individual extremely vulnerable to conviction.
At Craig E Gibbs Attorney at Law, our legal team knows what it takes to negotiate and litigate against drug charges. We know where the prosecution’s strengths and weaknesses lie and how to attack them. We work with our clients to take a stance that fits with their desires, but we also give them a real breakdown of the situation, including possible outcomes and the likelihood of those outcomes.
Our firm is dedicated to helping individuals accused of criminal wrongdoing protect their legal rights. We thus diligently work to ensure that we uncover all the evidence that supports our clients’ positions, and present it to prosecutors, judges, and juries in a way that is compelling and persuasive. Those who want to know more about our track record and our services can visit our practice areas website.