Why You Need a Proven and Experienced Drug Defense Lawyer

Facing criminal drug charges can be distressing, but having the support of a good legal team can improve the outcome of your situation. An experienced drug defence lawyer brings legal expertise, will take care of all the paperwork, pleading, and trial details while navigating around legal obstacles. An experienced lawyer at the helm will provide you with an understanding of your jeopardy and peace of mind, while working to minimize the consequences of your actions.

When faced with drug charges, these are some of the many reasons you should only hire an experienced drug lawyer:

Provide Expert Knowledge of Drug Laws

Generally, experienced drug defence lawyers are experts on drug-related laws. This includes knowing what penalty accompanies each type of drug offense. Expert knowledge of drug offenses and their penalties could help ensure you’re given a fair trial and sentence. Whether the charge is minor or major, the penalty will match. In some cases, the sentence may be better than expected, as legal expertise can improve the likelihood of a more lenient penalty. It doesn’t matter if you’re facing a fine or jail. Your lawyer will also have knowledge of the prosecutors and judges that may try your case. Just remember, the more knowledge your lawyer has, the stronger your defence will be.

Mitigate Risks by Acting Immediately

It is important to get a lawyer involved as quickly as possible after you have been charged. After being hired, an experienced drug lawyer will take charge of your case. A proven lawyer knows that the sooner you act, the better your chances of winning. In some instances, moving at a snail’s pace gives the prosecution time to strengthen their case. In other circumstances, a lawyer that acts promptly, can mitigate risk. Initial, quick action from your defence team is also an indicator of how they might handle future obstacles. Handling obstacles promptly at any point in the legal process can also help mitigate risks and increase your chances of winning or receiving a more lenient sentence.

Perform Damage Control

Damage control goes along with mitigating risks. Without a lawyer, you’re constantly at risk of causing damage. Intimidation from law enforcement can make you say the wrong thing or even provide false information. Experienced counsel will prohibit such intimidation, prevent leading questions, or advise you on how to answer questions. They will also stop you from making uninformed, coerced, or impulsive decisions, as every decision must go through your counsel. Making the right decisions will ensure your case is stable and stays on equal ground with the prosecution. Furthermore, your lawyer can prevent you from incurring additional false charges.

Delegate Tasks to a Legal Defence Team

To provide the best representation and build your case, your lawyer will bring a legal defence team. Pertinent tasks are delegated to this team, including:

  • Finding key witnesses

  • Gathering relevant evidence

  • Preparing certain court documents

  • Cross-examining witnesses

  • Finding expert witnesses

This team will also ensure regular and expert witnesses are prepared to provide testimony that will strengthen your case or undermine the prosecution’s case. Additionally, an experienced defence lawyer and team will design a unique strategy to fit your drug charge. A strong, unique strategy could include preparing you for trial, conducting an independent investigation, and making settlements or negotiations before trial.

When you've been charged with a drug-related offence, don't delay! Hire an experienced drug lawyer. Edmonton men and women turn to Haryett & Company for their legal expertise and commitment to effectively defending their clients. Call now for more information.

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