People are arrested every day on drug possession charges. It’s common for these to relate to small amounts for personal use in their car or on them. You can fight these charges for a better outcome. Family Lawyers NSW are experienced in dealing with all sorts of crimes, including drug possession. We can work with you and their knowledge of the law for a more favorable outcome. Here’s why you should use a drug possession lawyer in Sydney.
We Want to Win Too
An experienced drug possession lawyer wants the best outcome for you and will present the best defense in order to reduce the sentence or have the charges dropped. Prosecutors deal with many of these cases daily and are less important to them than other cases. A professional lawyer will look for several statements, request documents and try and create other procedural time consuming work in an attempt to wear down the prosecutor. This can lead them to drop the charges or significantly reduce the sentence to prevent the case from dragging on. Choosing drug possession lawyers in Sydney puts someone on your team advocating for you.
Look for Loopholes
Drug possession lawyers in Sydney should know the law inside and out in order to be the best advocate for you. We will be able to identify loopholes to question your arrest. This may be done by challenging the means by which the evidence was obtained. You may think because they caught you in possession of drugs that they can charge you with the full extent of the law. However, the way the officer stopped you may have been unwarranted. They must have had probable cause to search for the drugs and if this was unfounded it weakens the case against you. Officers sometimes use their position of authority to make you feel like you have no choice but to be searched. You have a constitutional right to refuse a search if there is no warrant or probable cause. If the search was still carried out then the evidence becomes irrelevant to the case. Drug possession lawyers know all the right questions to ask to question what you have been charged with, leading to the optimum result.
Explore the Circumstances
Your drug possession lawyer is able to ask you the right questions to build a case. There may be circumstances that compromise the evidence against you. There are a number of scenarios that your lawyer may be able to use to prove your innocence. For example, if you’ve used a friend’s car and been pulled over for another offence such as speeding and the officer finds a reason to do a search and they’ve found a small amount of drugs in the vehicle. Due to the circumstances you will have been arrested regardless of whether it’s yours or not. This can allow the lawyer to question if they were yours or not. This uncertainty can allow an experienced drug possession lawyer to use this information to your advantage.
Drug possession is something that should be taken seriously as it can lead to severe consequences. Hiring a professional drug possession lawyer in Sydney can enable you to achieve the best possible outcome. We will work to have the charges dropped or reduce the sentence by examining how the evidence was obtained and the circumstances surrounding the arrest. For a trusted drug possession lawyer in Sydney contact Family Lawyers NSW for a favorable result.