What You Should Do Now
If you are concerned about a marijuana charge, there is no substitute for legal advice. In general, there are three things you should know about how to proceed:
- Do not talk to the police: You and your family members should not talk to the police about a drug possession case until you have consulted an experienced lawyer.
- Get strong legal representation: If you want to successfully navigate a system that can be confusing and hostile to defendants, you need strong defense representation.
- Explore your options: Make sure you explore your options for addressing the charges you face. You may be eligible for deferred prosecution, particularly if you are a first-time offender; you may want to negotiate with the prosecution or you may be able to successfully fight the charges.