There are many problems that we may face in life and at times we could even face legal difficulties. That is the case with some people in Spokane County when they are charged with drug possession or distribution. For those individuals, the need to seek legal advice and guidance is more than just a luxury. It is something that is necessary to navigate through the legal system successfully.
Possession or distribution of any type of drug is a very serious matter in the state of Washington. If you have been brought up on these types of charges, you may be looking at a significant sentence that could also include some mandatory time in prison. The type of sentences may vary from one particular case to another, which is why it is so important for you to have the legal counsel necessary to navigate these difficult legal waters.
First of all, it is possible for the police to make mistakes and these types of issues happen quite frequently in drug arrests. It could be that the drugs were not yours or that you are being accused wrongly for some reason or another. If you feel that you are being charged for an offense where you are innocent, the prosecution can be challenged from the very beginning. Regardless of the evidence that is levied against you, you need to remember that you are innocent until proven guilty.
There may also be times in which you are at fault but you want to limit the amount of damage that occurs when the sentencing takes place. This is also something that can work well with having legal counsel from the very beginning. As your lawyer, we are responsible for making an aggressive legal defense and it begins before the case even goes to court.
The facts are, if you are convicted of possession with intent to distribute, it is likely that you are going to end up in prison, at least for a minimum amount of time. There may also be a number of alternatives to going to prison, especially if it is your first offense. Some of those options may include a first-time offender waiver, diversion or other programs that are designed to keep nonviolent offenders from the prison system.
Robert Cossey & Associates is there to help you through the entire process. This is not only true when it comes to entering into the court system, we are also there to answer your questions and help you to be comfortable with what is taking place, every step of the way. Contact us for a free consultation: (509) 327-5563