The cultivation, manufacturing, possession, distribution, trafficking, and consumption of a variety of controlled substances are prohibited in the United States under both state and federal laws. Some of the banned drugs are heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, MDMA (ecstasy), and even marijuana.
Drug charges are punishable by lengthy prison sentences, expensive fines, and a permanent mark on your criminal record that could have a negative impact on your personal and professional reputation. There are various laws against different types of drug related criminal offenses, and each case has its own set of unique circumstances. It is critical to hire a criminal defense attorney to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom.
Why Do You Need to Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer?
Cultivation, possession, manufacturing, distribution, and consumption of illegal drugs are severe crimes, both at state and federal level. Criminal defense attorneys who are knowledgeable and experienced in drug crimes have a comprehensive understanding of all drug laws to either mitigate or lessen the severity of the charges.
The following are several ways a criminal defense lawyer can help you:
- Gather pieces of evidence and witnesses to defend you
- Discredit the case presented by the prosecutor by cross-examining the witnesses
- Protect your rights throughout the entire legal process
- Reduce the severity of your punishment – especially if you obtain local legal representation
- Get your entire case dismissed
The Law Offices of Scott Edgett is committed to helping you either get your drug charges reduced or your case dismissed entirely. With more than a decade of experience, Plano criminal defense attorney Scott Edgett can thoroughly review your case and determine your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome in your case. Do not hesitate to schedule a free consultation today.
Contact us to discuss your legal options immediately.