Many clients facing drug charges have made poor choices and have become addicted to a way of life that keeps spiraling downward. An arrest for a drug charge often means a person has hit bottom, and has nowhere to turn. Such people need a defense attorney who can help them find a way out of this destructive lifestyle. Finding an appropriate treatment program for a client facing drug charges is often the best way to help the client get back on the right track, and can lead to significant charge and sentence reductions.
I have helped many clients enroll in drug treatment programs, enabling them to go straight from county jail into an inpatient treatment program. Often, the completion of a treatment program prior to trial will help convince the prosecutor to reduce the charges, and at sentencing, will convince the judge to be more lenient in determining whether to suspend a sentence, or offer a defendant the chance for a deferred judgment.
In order to successfully defend drug charges, it is often necessary to work with the client on a rehabilitation plan, while simultaneously pursuing an aggressive defense of the charges.