Facing drug charges? You still have rights

Being charged with a drug crime in Colorado can be very scary. People who are approached by police or find themselves under investigation can be defensive or react with hostility and anger. In many of these situations, the reactions are the result of not understanding your constitutional rights.

Police officers are well aware of what they can and cannot do or say when investigating or arresting someone, but other people may not be. This can put the person being accused of selling or distributing drugs at a distinct disadvantage. In order to level the playing field, you can work with an attorney to defend yourself against charges.

Even if you are charged with criminal misconduct, it is crucial to remember that you still have rights. You may understand some of these rights, including the right to an attorney and protection from unreasonable searches and seizures, but there are many more with which people are much less familiar.

In order to protect your rights — all of your rights — you can discuss your case with an attorney who can identify any potential rights violation that could result in the dismissal or reduction of charges.

People who are facing drug charges are also facing the potential for some serious consequences. In addition to fines and a stain on your criminal record, you could also be facing jail time, which could be devastating to your career, family and future. The criminal defense attorneys at our law firm understand how high the stakes are when it comes to drug charges. For more information on how we handle these cases, please visit our page on defending against drug charges in Colorado.

Cynthia A. McKedy

Cynthia A. McKedyAs a former prosecutor, Ms. McKedy supervised and trained new deputy district attorneys. During her tenure as deputy district attorney, Ms. McKedy successfully tried over a dozen homicide cases. As a defense attorney, she has been able to utilize all of her trial skills and knowledge to procure great results for her clients.

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2018-11-05T12:48:48+00:00September 10th, 2014|Drug Crimes|