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Legal Defense Strategies for Drug Crimes

Being accused of a drug crime can be a terrifying experience, especially if this your first time being arrested by police. At Gower Law PL, we are dedicated to helping clients who are facing drug charges defend their rights and restore their reputations. In this blog, we talk about legal strategies that can be used to defend against drug crime charges.

Illegal Stop

Many drug crimes cases begin with police pulling over a suspect’s vehicle. However, if law enforcement does not have a valid reason to pull you over, your arrest is unconstitutional. When you review the details of your case with your attorney, ask if the reason the police pulled you over can be challenged on constitutional grounds.

Illegal Search & Seizure

According to the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution, it is illegal for police to search or seize your property without probable cause. If you want to challenge your arrest, you will need to prove that police did not follow the proper procedures to initiate a search. It is also important to note that police cannot search your trunk or glove box if they do not have a warrant. However, if there are illegal drugs or paraphernalia sitting in plain sight inside your vehicle or home, then police can legally conduct a search. Any evidence obtained through an illegal search and seizure cannot be used against you.

Entrapment

There are some cases where law enforcement will carry out a sting operation involving an informant who encourages the suspect to sell or distribute illegal drugs. In some of these cases, it can be argued that the actions taken by police amount to entrapment.

Bay City Drug Crimes Lawyers

Have you been arrested for a drug crime? Do you need help defending your rights? If so, you should immediately get in touch with our legal team to get started building your defense strategy. We will review the facts of your case and guide you through the entire legal process. Our team is prepared to put our skills and extensive resources to work for you today.

Call (989) 244-4333, or contact a Bay City criminal defense attorney to schedule your consultation.

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