The Charleston, South Carolina, criminal defense attorneys at the David Aylor Law Offices are no strangers to clients who are facing drug charges. We understand that the situation is tremendously stressful for you and your family, and you are bound to have a lot of questions. You could lose your job, your family, and your future to the charges that you’re facing if you are convicted. Even if you get a plea agreement, you will have a conviction on your record. This could prevent you from succeeding in college and from succeeding in your career. Many people also face the loss of their homes, their vehicles, and their children because of drug charges. While your life could be disrupted and forever changed by a criminal conviction, it doesn’t always have to be that way, and you should not give up hope before speaking to a Charleston, South Carolina, criminal defense attorney.
The David Aylor Law Offices Criminal Defense Attorneys Take All Types of Drug Charge Cases
There are many different types of drug charges that you might be facing in Charleston, South Carolina. To begin
with, there are different drugs that may be involved in your case. There’s marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines, heroin, ecstasy, hallucinogens, prescription medications, and more. Then, you have the different actions that you may be accused of such as possession of drugs, possession with intent to distribute, manufacturing of drugs, drug trafficking, or possession of drug paraphernalia, just to name a few. Whatever charges you’re facing and whatever drugs are allegedly involved, we are here to help. Our Charleston, South Carolina, criminal defense attorneys know how to fight for your best interests. We will investigate all evidence, determine whether any evidence can be challenged, and work hard to get the best possible outcome for your case. There are many options for fighting drug charges, and we will help you to determine which options are best for your case.
There are Many Options for Defense Against Charleston, South Carolina, Drug Charges
When you are facing drug charges in a Charleston, South Carolina, criminal defense case, you’ll want to talk to an attorney about your different options for building a defense. Many cases can be resolved without ever going to trial, but if you are going to trial, you want to know how you’re case will be defended. It may be that the evidence against you was illegally obtained, and your whole case could be thrown out if the evidence can’t be admitted into the trial. When your fourth amendment rights are violated, the rights that protect you from unwarranted search and seizure, then the evidence seized may not be admissible in court. You might be surprised at how frequently this leads to cases being thrown out. If the evidence is not obtained in a lawful manner, then it might as well not exist in the eyes of the law. All it takes is for a simple mistake on the part of the investigating officers to get such cases thrown out. This is why our attorneys take their time to investigate all of the evidence against you and how it was obtained to ensure that the evidence was not collected in violation of your rights.
Of course, this is not the only way to defend you against the charges. There are many cases where people are wrongfully charged for things that they had no knowledge of. For example, if you were with someone who had drugs on them, and you were not aware of it – or if there is no evidence that you were aware of it – whether it was in your home, someone else’s home, your vehicle, someone else’s vehicle, etc., this is just one example of how you may be charged for a crime you are innocent of.
These are just a few possibilities when it comes to defending you in a Charleston, South Carolina, criminal defense case involving drug charges. When you talk to an attorney about the details of your case, you will learn more about your options based on your unique situation.
Drug Test Results Are Not Always Accurate and Can Often Be Challenged
You may be surprised to learn that it is possible to challenge the results of a drug test. If you have taken a drug test and it came out positive despite your own personal knowledge that you are clean, then this can be a very stressful situation. It may feel like the world is working against you. Fortunately, whether the results were accurate or not, but especially if they are not, it is more than possible the challenge the legitimacy of the results. In some cases, it may be that the sample was mishandled. In other cases, the drug test is conducted with faulty testing procedures. Then, there are the cases where a drug test is conducted illegally. In any event, we may be able to challenge the results and get the evidence thrown out, so that it can’t be used against you. If you have failed a drug test, do not lose hope. The Charleston, South Carolina, criminal defense attorneys at the David Aylor Law Offices can help.
You Do Not Have to Plead Guilty to Drug Charges in Charleston, South Carolina
Sometimes, it seems like pleading guilty is your best option, and while that may be the case, depending on the circumstances, it is not always necessary or wise to take this course of action. Even if you are guilty, you could get out of the charges with a drug treatment program. These programs are designed to help drug offenders to get clean, rather than punishing them for their addiction. There are also options for probation, reduced charges, and diversion programs that you may be eligible for. Contact the Charleston, South Carolina, criminal defense attorneys at the David Aylor Law Offices to discuss your options before you make any decisions or discuss your case with the police.