How the best drug defense lawyer will build a case
Drug charges are no light affair and should be taken seriously. Depending on how much you are accused of being in possession of, or what type of controlled substance it was, the repercussions of a conviction can range anywhere from a fine to jail time. The first and most important step if you or a loved one is charged with a drug crime, is to find the best drug defense lawyer accessible to you. Proper legal representation is crucial for a successful defense.
If you are in the Worcester, Massachusetts area, call Murphy & Rudolf, LLP for a free consultation 508-762-1397, or contact us online. Our team of lawyers and staff are devoted to providing successful, experienced, and aggressive legal representation for our clients.
Common drug crimes charges
Murphy & Rudolf, LLP has experience in handling criminal defense for cases that involve illegal drugs including marijuana, heroin, LSD, cocaine, ecstasy, and crystal meth. Known for their aggressive defense teams, some of the common drug crimes charges they have successfully defended are:
- Drug possession
- Drug trafficking
- Drug possession with intent to distribute
- Drug manufacturing
How the best drug defense lawyer builds a case
The best drug defense lawyer will be able to build a layered defense, one that investigates your case and the evidence presented by the prosecution and then constructs a narrative that best frames the “truth” of your case.
Skilled drug defense lawyers will thoroughly assess your case and be able to set reasonable expectations for you and guidance on what approach you should take in defending against your charges. Together with your attorney, you will be tasked to establish a narrative built on the truth of your situation that presents a reliable story that, of course, diverts from that of the prosecution.
These narratives may vary in their foundation and approach. For example, a good drug charges lawyer may build the story around:
- Sympathy: the goal is to garner sympathy from the judge and jury due to the circumstances of the crime. For example, demonstrating that the defendant doubted participation in illegal activity and maybe tried to remove themself from the situation and/or reported the activity
- Diverting narratives: the defendant’s story diverts from the prosecution’s story. For example, the defendant was not present or maybe was not in possession of alleged drugs.
- Evidence: this narrative is built on some cornerstone pieces of information like a lack of crime lab processing, improper collection, or a weak visual ID from law enforcement. This requires your attorney to conduct a proper investigation on your behalf, and not just rely on the prosecution’s inquiries.
Hire the best so you can expect the best
Drug charges vary greatly. The weight and implications depend mainly on the details of each individual case. We offer the above information to offer a general idea of what to expect and what to look for in a lawyer.
If you or someone you love is facing drug charges in the Worcester area, Murphy & Rudolf, LLP are experienced and highly capable. You and your future deserve the best drug charges attorney and we are ready to represent you in court. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case: 508-762-1397.