What should I do if I was charged or indicted for a drug offense?
If you’ve been charged or indicted for a drug offense, it’s really important that you have an attorney that understands that your drug offense is not as simple as it may seem. Most people who come in charged with drug offenses are self medicating undiagnosed underlying mental issues, and when the police are bringing that drug crime into the state, the state is presenting that as a problem to the court and leaving it up to the court and the state to try to solve that problem. That’s why it’s so important that you have an attorney that’s able to come in with solutions to that problem, solutions that may include going to rehab, going into a program, going in patient, getting a substance abuse evaluation ahead of time before the court requires it.
It’s amazing how something is easy as getting AA and NA meetings under your belt tend to soften the position of the state and the government and the court when you go in and shows them that this is something that you’re willing to take seriously, as serious as they’re taking it.