At Steven Titus & Associates, P.C., we offer skilled defense against drug crime charges in Gillette and the surrounding areas of Wyoming. When seeking to make a drug arrest, law enforcement may not heed your rights when they search your car, home or person for illegal substances and drug paraphernalia. Our Gillette criminal defense attorney can evaluate the circumstances that led to your arrest to determine if your rights were violated and proactively fight any drug charges you face.
The penalties for a drug crime conviction vary based on the details of each case. A judge may take into account the amount of drugs, type of drugs, and type of offense which were reportedly involved. If convicted, you could face incarceration, significant fines, probation, restitution, counseling, and have a permanent criminal record which affects your reputation far into the future. It is crucial that you retain the defense of a skilled criminal lawyer for your case as soon as possible.
There are many different defense strategies to fight drug crime charges. One of the most effective methods of defense is finding and exposing constitutional rights violations. For example, if you believe that your rights were not respected during the time of your arrest, we may be able to gather evidence to get the charges against you dismissed.
Law enforcement officials often carry out illegal search and seizure or gather evidence illegally, which should not be used against you. Our Gillette drug crime defense attorney can show if the evidence was obtained illegally and argue that it should not be included in any trial or proceedings.
Call our firm today at (307) 257-7800 to make an appointment for a free consultation with a caring Campbell County criminal defense lawyer.
Upon an arrest, a police officer will read your Miranda warning (commonly known as Miranda rights). Your Miranda rights include the right to remain silent to avoid self-incrimination and your right to legal counsel. If you have been arrested or investigated without being offered your Miranda rights, your statements may be deemed inadmissible in a court or criminal trial.
Though specific events can differ on a case-by-case basis, there are certain things that you can expect immediately following an arrest. If you are arrested, an officer may handcuff you and take you to Central Booking where you will go through initial processing. After, you will be processed for arraignment (essentially your first appearance before a judge).
We understand that many good people just get caught in wrong situations at the wrong times. Generally speaking, the likelihood of facing a jail time sentence is pretty slim as a first-time offender. Though, prosecutors in the state of Wyoming are incredibly tough when trying drug-related offenses and will often try to pursue the harshest penalties under the law to crack down on the war on drugs.
Even if you think that the case against you is too incriminating, do not make the mistake of thinking that you do not have options available to you. Working with a criminal defense attorney who has trial experience and criminal law knowledge can only improve your chances of securing a reduction in charges, or in some cases, acquittal or complete dismissal.
Results can never be guaranteed, but we can promise the following: