What To Do After Getting Arrested For Possession

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Drug possession charges, even for non-violent, first-time offenders can have serious lifelong implications. Thanks to mandatory minimums and the war on drugs, non-violent drug offenders in Mississippi and around the nation are locked up in dangerous and violent correctional facilities.

If you’ve been arrested, you need to understand your options and your rights. If you or somebody you love has been arrested and charged with drug possession, there are a few points to consider. First and foremost, it’s essential to exercise your right to remain silent. Always remember to stay calm, and ask to contact your attorney, as soon as possible.

You Have the Right to Remain Silent

Anybody who has ever seen an episode of Law and Order, CSI or another type of crime drama has heard the phrase, “You have the right to remain silent.” This isn’t a Hollywood embellishment or a suggestion. Law enforcement officers are required to inform you that you have the right against self-incrimination. Other than your name and other relevant contact information, you do not have to talk to the police without your lawyer present.

If you have been read your rights, exercise them. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking you’ll look guilty if you don’t talk to the cops. Nothing could be further from the truth, and they’re often banking on that feeling of insecurity. Let us assure you that when law enforcement officers are being questioned, they get their own attorneys. You should too!

Wait for Your Attorney

If you’ve been arrested and charged with possession of crack, methamphetamines, marijuana or some other type of drug, you need to contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Use your phone call to get in touch with your attorney or have a family member or friend do it for you. Wait for your attorney before you begin giving any case details to law enforcement officers. Stay calm. Your attorney is likely already at work behind the scenes.

When to Call a Criminal Defense Attorney

After any type of arrest, it’s a good idea to speak with a skilled and proven criminal defense attorney as soon as possible about your case. Your freedom and future depend upon it. If you have been arrested for drug possession, contact the experienced criminal defense team at Coxwell & Associates, PLLC at (877) 231-1600 for an immediate case consultation.

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Disclaimer: This blog is intended as general information purposes only, and is not a substitute for legal advice. Anyone with a legal problem should consult a lawyer immediately.

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