4 Ways to Get Your Cocaine Charges Dismissed
Possession of cocaine charges are serious drug crimes that can result in considerable jail time and a serious felony conviction. The severity of these charges varies based on how much of the drug was in your possession at the time of your arrest, but any cocaine charge can permanently change your life. Fortunately, there are a few ways that your charges could be dismissed. Depending on the circumstances of your possession and arrest, these dismissal methods could include:
- Unlawful search and seizure: The search may be unlawful if your arresting officers did not follow the due process of law when obtaining your drugs, searched without reasonable cause, or searched your property without a warrant. Unlawful search and seizure arguments are relatively common in drug cases and it may be your best bet at having your charges dropped.
- Argue the drugs belonged to someone else: If you are able to prove that the drugs found with you belonged to someone else, a passenger or roommate for example, you may be able to get your charges dropped. In these situations, it is vital to have a skilled attorney on your side to prove the drugs were not yours.
- Entrapment: If your defense attorney can prove that an officer of the law tricked you into completing a drug deal or other drug related crime, you may be able to have your possession charges dropped. In order to use this argument in your case, a law enforcement officer must have provided the drugs.
- Missing or lost drugs: Sometimes drugs are mishandled or lost as they change hands in a drug case. If the prosecution is not able to produce the drugs in question, they may opt to dismiss your case.
If you or a loved one has been charged with possession of cocaine, it is important to have a tough and experienced attorney on your side to get the charges dropped and mitigate the extent of any possible sentencing. At Ian Inglis Attorney at Law, our qualified legal team has years of experience trying every conceivable criminal drug case, and we are dedicated to saving our clients from serious charges and helping them get their lives back. If you have any questions or want to speak to one of our experienced Austin cocaine possession attorneys, please contact us at (512) 472-1950 today.