May 20th, 2019 by Attorney Dan Carman
Felony charges come in a variety of types, depending on the severity of the crime. In Kentucky, possession of a controlled substance is a Class D felony, punishable by one to five years in prison. Trafficking is a Class C felony, punishable by five to 10 years in prison.
Repeat offenders and those charged with certain other drug-related crimes can face even more serious charges, and the most severe crimes can lead to a sentence of up to 50 years, or even life imprisonment.
Regardless of the specific charges against you, if you’re facing a felony drug charge, you’re going to be asking yourself, “How do I beat a felony drug charge?” This may be the first time in you’re life you’ve faced this kind of charge. The charges against you are serious, but if you do the right things you have a chance at winning your case. This article will show you some of the steps you can take that will give you the best possibility of beating the charges against you.
How to Win a Felony Drug Case
One of the most important things when it comes to winning your case involves your behavior at the time of your arrest. There are two important things here. The first is that you should treat the officer arresting you with respect. This is often easier said than done, but if you show you’re willing to show respect and politeness, things can go more smoothly.
Just as importantly, you need to exercise your right to remain silent. The police may use a variety of tactics to get you to admit to some crime or otherwise incriminate yourself. The police are trained to ask questions that may lead you to incriminate yourself, even if you don’t realize it’s happening. If you’ve been arrested and are under police interrogation, ask to talk to an attorney and to have an attorney present while the questioning is going on.
A good attorney is the most important thing you need. The right attorney for you will know how to win a felony drug case, or at least how to give you the best possible chance of winning your case. During questioning, your attorney will be able to advise you on what you should and shouldn’t say—and without that guidance, it can be easy to incriminate yourself.
Even if the charges against you are serious, maintaining a respectful and polite manner, exercising your right to remain silent, and getting a trusted attorney as soon as possible will give you the best chance of winning your case.
Are You Facing Felony Drug Charges?
If faced with felony drug charges, you should not hesitate. Call Dan Carman today. He has capably represented clients charged with felony crimes in Lexington and throughout Kentucky, and he is ready to help you in your fight for justice.
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