How A Lawyer Will Fight Your Drug Possession Charges

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Have you been arrested for drug possession and are you planning to fight it in court? If so, you'll need a drug possession lawyer on your side to help fight those charges so that they are dropped. Here are some ways that a lawyer can help prove that you are not guilty. 

Questioning The Offender's Identity 

One main aspect of any criminal case is the responsibility of the prosecutors to prove that the defendant is the person that committed the crime. With a drug possession charge, this must be done beyond a reasonable doubt to prove that you were the actual person that was in possession of drugs. This is often a problem if you were in the same space with other people that were arrested for possession of drugs that were not yours.

For example, if you are in a vehicle that was pulled over by a police officer, you may be accused of being in possession of drugs that belong to other people. If you were at a party where people were arrested, you may be accused of having drugs that were being used by other people. If the police officer did not find the drugs on you at the time of your arrest, you have a good case to prove that you were not in possession of drugs and the charges should be dropped.

Show How You Were Not In Possession Of The Drugs

It is important to understand the legal definition of what it means to be in possession of an item. Your lawyer will need to prove to a judge or jury that you were not in custody, care, or control of the drugs. 

This may come into play if you were living with a roommate who was found with drugs in their room. While you may have had access to the room at any given time, demonstrating that the space was not one that you were in control of or cared for may be enough to prove that you have no responsibility for the drugs. This can become more complicated in shared living spaces, such as a college dorm room where you lack control over what a roommate brings into the room without your permission. It is possible that you had no knowledge that the drugs were even there until the police found them.

Speak with a lawyer for more ideas on how they can help you fight drug possession charges that you are not guilty of.


10 October 2019