When you face criminal charges, an experienced attorney should carefully review the circumstances of your arrest. If the police violated your rights during a search and seizure -- or at any other stage of the case -- there may be grounds for a dismissal. This means your lawyer could potentially get your case thrown out entirely.
Being convicted of a drug crime can result in long-term consequences for the accused, including jail time, fines, reputation damage and limited employment options. You don't want this to happen to you. In any drug-related case, the state must meet the burden of proof in order to convict, and those accused of drug crimes should speak with a criminal defense attorney about challenging the prosecution's evidence.