The phrase “innocent until proven guilty” is supposed to be one of the bedrock principles of the American criminal justice system. So is “beyond a reasonable doubt” when it comes to the burden of proof required to convict a person in our country. Unfortunately, sometimes these concepts can get lost in the prosecution of criminal cases. Drug cases are notorious for this problem. But, the reality is that when you are facing a criminal charge, your constitutional rights are at stake.
Whether you are facing a misdemeanor or felony drug charge, you need to take the case seriously. A whole range of drug charges come with potential penalties that can include fines, probation or even imprisonment. If you start to craft your criminal defense strategy early, you may be able to find a way to fight the charges.
Fighting for positive results
Each criminal case is different, with different facts and the potential for different ways to resolve the case. Many cases end in plea agreements between the defense and the prosecution, while others are dismissed and some even go all the way to a trial. Finding the option that is best for your unique situation and case can be difficult, which is why you need to start assessing your options as soon as you know you are facing criminal charges.
At our law firm, we work with North Carolina residents who are facing drug charges. From possession to trafficking to manufacturing, and everything in between, we know how serious these types of charges can be and how severely a conviction might impact your life. For more information, please visit the criminal defense overview section of our law firm’s website.