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Look at all the possibilities before you decide on a defense

When you are facing drug charges, you need to think carefully about how you are going to present a defense against them. We recently discussed the three broad categories into which these strategies fall. Before you cross one off the list, you need to take the time to evaluate how it might hurt or help your case.

We are aware that you might not be able to think clearly about what's going on. When you are in the midst of a drug case, you have to be able to think logically about what you need to do. You may need to write out what options you have so that you can think about each one individually.

The circumstances of your case play a part in how you are going to be able to handle your defense. Try to find the balance between these factors and the goal of your case. You might be able to find a middle ground that works for your case.

One thing that you must do is look into any alternative sentences that might be possible. These can include drug court and similar options. Some people might qualify for these programs but others might not. In many cases, it is best to find out about these as early in the case as you can.

As you think about what you are going to do, you should think about how each option will impact your life right away; however, don't discount what it might do to your future. Being convicted of a drug charge can have lasting effects on just about every aspect of your life.

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