One of the most devastating charges a person can face is those involving drug trafficking. Unfortunately, these charges can warrant years of incarceration (or even life imprisonment), high fines, and more. That said, just because you’re charged with a crime does not mean you are guilty, and if you are currently facing these charges, a competent attorney in your corner can make a world of a difference. Please continue reading and reach out to a seasoned Oklahoma City drug trafficking lawyer from the Jones Law Firm to learn more about drug trafficking charges in OKC and how our firm can help you fight them.
How can a lawyer help if I’m facing drug trafficking charges?
The first step in any criminal case involving these charges is conducting an investigation. Your lawyer will first work to determine the facts of the case, as well as the circumstances of your arrest, and determine whether the prosecution has a strong or weak case against you. Evaluating evidence and procedures followed at the time of your arrest can play a significant role in the outcome of your case. In some cases, after reviewing evidence, we will file a Motion to Suppress, which, if granted, will essentially suppress the evidence against you in the court where your case is pending. In this case, your lawyer will attend a hearing and make an argument as to why the evidence should be suppressed. If we can prove that your Constitutional rights were violated in the course of law enforcement obtaining evidence against you, it may render that evidence inadmissible in court.
In other cases, our firm can challenge the validity of the evidence against you, work to attain a favorable plea bargain, or even work out a path to your participation in a drug treatment program, which may result in you going on probation, in lieu of a drug trafficking conviction.
What are some potential defenses against these charges?
In the best cases, our legal team can fight to have your charges dropped altogether. As long as we can prove your innocence, or at least prove that there is insufficient evidence to convict you of a crime, you should be free to move on with your life. The defense we use in your case will depend largely on the specifics of your case, but some of the most common defenses against drug trafficking charges are as follows:
- Lack of knowledge
- Inaccurate lab testing
- Insufficient evidence
- Lack of intent
- The statute of limitations has expired
- Unlawful search and seizure of evidence
If you are currently accused of drug trafficking in the state of Oklahoma, it is paramount that you retain the services of a seasoned criminal defense attorney as soon as you can. The Jones Law Firm is here to fight for you. All you need to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.