If you are charged with drug offenses, it is vital that you take steps to defend yourself. That is particularly true if you face felony charges or a multitude of different charges because of a stop or arrest.
Take for example this case out of Missouri. A man from Bates City is being charged in federal court for alleged drug offenses. The 57-year-old man faces charges including possessing a firearm for drug trafficking and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. He faces those two counts following the execution of a search warrant on his home.
During the search, the police reportedly seized around two dozen firearms. They stated that they also found methamphetamine. Law enforcement officers claimed that they had identified the man as a supplier of methamphetamine.
The man told the officers that he had been dealing, according to the news report. Conservatively, he claimed to have sold at least 12 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine.
This is a good example of a case where someone has been accused of a crime and admitted to guilt. That’s something that is not usually in your best interests. It’s always important to have a good defense, and pleading guilty is not always going to be part of it. Drug offenses can lead to serious repercussions if you are convicted. You could face years in prison, thousands of dollars in fines and other penalties if you choose to plead guilty or are found guilty.
Your attorney will work with you if you face drug charges. It’s important to make sure that your case is handled fairly and that you receive an unbiased trial if you have to go to court.