A drug crime defense, like all defenses, must be based on facts. How you present those might be the key to your defense. When you have this type of charge, you have to look at what you might be able to do for the defense because your options will depend largely on the circumstances of the case.

One of the first things you will have to decide is how you are going to plead to the charges. You have three options. The first is not guilty, which means you deny that you committed the crime. The second is guilty, which means you fully admit that you did what you’ve been accused of. The third is no contest, which means that you don’t admit that you did the crime, but you do admit that the evidence in the case could lead to a conviction.

You should understand what each of these three will do. The first one sets you on a path to a jury trial; however, you might be able to resolve the matter prior to that with a plea deal. The second and third would mean that you are on your way to sentencing. Make sure that you think about this before you make any decisions regarding your plea.

We know that this is a touchy situation that you feel needs to be handled carefully. Taking the time to learn your options and planning thoroughly can help you to ensure that you are making the decisions that you feel are in your best interests. We can work with you to provide you with the information you need.