Being charged with a drug crime can be detrimental to your career and your relationships – whether you committed the crime or not. If you have been charged with a drug crime, it is important that you engage an experienced criminal defense attorney to assist you in defending the charges.
Why Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney?
Criminal defense attorneys are specially trained in criminal law including trial tactics and plea negotiation. A lawyer whose focus is on criminal cases will be able to make strategic decisions on your behalf.
Putting Together a Drug Crime Defense
Oftentimes, defendants are charged with crimes they did not commit. When this happens, the defendant and his or her attorney should work together to craft a defense to the crime with which the defendant has been charged. This applies to any crime – whether it’s theft, fraud, assault, or a drug crime.
A criminal defense attorney will begin by interviewing you about your case. You will be asked questions about what led to the charges you are facing. You may be asked about witnesses to the alleged crime, any alibis you may have, and other information that will help your attorney in determining the best way to defend you in court. In a criminal case, the government must prove that you committed the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. If there is any question whatsoever that you committed the crime with which you have been charged, you should not be found guilty.
A drug crime defense prepared by an experienced lawyer will also be helpful in plea deal negotiations. If the government’s case against you is weak, your Washington, D.C. drug crimes lawyer can leverage that weakness, work towards avoiding a trial, and, where circumstances dictate, obtain a beneficial plea deal, or have the charges against you dropped.
Arrange an Initial Consultation
Being charged with a drug crime is stressful and you may not be sure what to do or to whom you can turn. However, by consulting our criminal defense attorneys at Lotze Mosley in Washington DC, you can be sure that we will be diligent in our efforts for you case to have the very best outcome possible.
For an initial consultation, we welcome your call to our office at (202) 393-0535.