Having a Chicago Drug Lawyer Can Protect Your Rightsby Gal Pissetzky (pbzlawfirm)
Many people each year are busted by Chicago police and are found to be in possession of illegal narcotics. If this has recently happened to you, it is time to call on the help of a Chicago drug lawyer to build your defense. You might be thinking that the charges were insignificant and you could easily represent yourself and get off the hook, but this is a big gamble and an unwise decision. Hiring a drug lawyer is not only about getting charges against you dropped and avoiding jail. It is making sure that your trial is fair and your rights that are guaranteed in the Constitution are fully protected.
There are many ways that a Chicago drug lawyer can make sure your Constitutional rights are protected. The first and probably one of the most important is that they will make sure that the police did not violate your Fourth Amendment rights during the seizure of the illegal narcotics and paraphernalia that was confiscated. Many of these attorneys hire investigators or have some on paid staff that will dig around to make sure that warrants were signed properly and that the warrant was written to include the confiscation of illegal narcotics. In the event there was no warrant, the police must prove that the narcotics taken were in plain sight or else the evidence could be dismissed. If the evidence is dismissed, it could mean your entire case is dropped off the docket and you are free to go.
Another important way that your drug attorney can protect your Constitutional rights is by making sure that the jury selection process remained objective and fair. You are to be tried by a jury of your peers, so it would be illegal for a jury to be hand selected by the prosecution. Your attorney will make sure that every step of the process is free from bias so that you are not guilty until proven innocent, but the other way around.
If you are facing drug charges, you need to start meeting with attorneys today to discuss your case and see what your next steps should be. Your attorney can help build a defense that will at least enable you to get a lighter sentence or a plea bargain.