POLICE ARE GOING THE EXTRA MILE TO GET DRUGS OFF THE STREET AND SOMETIMES PEOPLE WHO MAY NOT ACTUALLY BE CRIMINALS GET CAUGHT UP IN THE MESS./
Drugs are out there—in cities, small towns and in rural spaces. Police are going the extra mile to get drugs off the street and sometimes people who may not actually be criminals get caught up in the mess. Drug-related arrests and criminal charges are common in all parts of the country. The Sioux City, Iowa, area is no exception. While illegal drug use can be a problem that affects us all, it is important that even those who are charged with drug possession or drug possession with the intent to distribute these substances, receive a fair day in court, whether they are guilty or not. That is why Hall & Wingert has made the criminal defense of drug crimes an important part of our practice.
What to Do if You Are Charged with a Drug-Related Crime
Being charged with any criminal offense is scary. After all, you don’t know what the future may hold for you, and you may be unsure what to do next. The problem may be even worse if you also have addiction issues to tackle. The criminal defense lawyers at Hall & Wingert understand. We have worked with others who are in the same position you’re in now. We’re based in Sioux City, Iowa, and work with clients all around the surrounding area. If you have been formally charged, or even if you are just a suspect, we can help. Consulting with an attorney will help you protect your constitutional rights.
Drug Crime Cases We Handle
All drug crimes are not the same.
Understanding what you’ve been accused of and the potential penalties you may face will help you know how to prepare for the future. We’ll look at the states’ evidence and work with you to figure out what’s the best course of action for your particular situation—be it working out the best plea agreement possible or establishing a strong defense for trial
You may be arrested for possession of a drug on your person, in your vehicle, or in your home. The police or law enforcement in general have different constitutional responsibilities in each of these scenarios. Those who are selling drugs or who are suspected of working with the production will often face harsher penalties. Also, cases involving larger quantities of drugs will usually have stiffer penalties. We work with those who have been accused of possession as well as those facing more severe charges. If your case involves additional charges (such as OWI, DWI, or crimes that occurred while you were under the influence), we can assist in figuring out those issues as well. Our attorneys handle the defense of charges involving a variety of drugs, including but not limited to, marijuana, methamphetamine (“meth”), and prescription drugs.
Your Future with a Drug Charge
First and foremost, it is important to realize that being charged with a crime is different than being convicted. We may be able to negotiate reduced or amended charges, or even a dismissal. Our knowledge of the local criminal justice system and courts often allows us to arrive at an agreement which minimizes or eliminates the need for clients to spend time behind bars. The last thing anyone wants is to go through life with a drug charge on their record. Even though a possession charge may seem to be very minor at first, these charges can turn into major headaches down the road, with long-lasting consequences that make it hard to get or keep a job, obtain or keep your federal student loan benefits, as well as making life more difficult for you and your family.
The lawyers who handle drug possession cases at Hall & Wingert know that mistakes happen, but they don’t have to define your future. Our drug lawyers have the knowledge and experience to ensure our clients get the best possible representation for their case—assuring the best possible result.