Being accused of drug crimes can affect several points of your life. In some cases, you might have to miss work if you are placed in jail. You might also have to miss work to make your appearances in court. Most people who are facing drug charges want to minimize the effect the charges have on their life. One way you can do this is to invoke your right to counsel.
By having an attorney present as you move through the criminal justice process, you can ensure that your rights are being respected. You will also have someone on your side to help you understand the process and to help you understand how certain options might affect you. You should be prepared to invoke your right to have an attorney present right away.