Drug use has been on the rise in recent years all over the United States. With several states decriminalizing and even legalizing drugs that were once illegal, it is much more common for people to use these substances for both medical and recreational use. In Florida, for example, marijuana is an approved drug for some medical conditions, but it can still get you into trouble if you’re caught without a license. Other illicit substances can incur harsher penalties, including jail time, if you do not have a lawyer by your side.
If you are pulled over for any reason with drugs in the car you may end up arrested for possession. Being arrested can be very scary and in some cases, it can induce panic. Here at BJE Law, P. A., we believe knowledge is power. Knowing how to handle being arrested can play out heavily in your favor.
The first step for you if you are arrested for possession is to stay calm. It is not the end of the world. You must remember that you are innocent until proven guilty without a shadow of a doubt. This means you should avoid giving the police anything else to charge you with such as obstruction of justice or resisting arrest. Your best course of action is to comply with anything they tell you to do and remain silent. It is your right to remain silent and not incriminate yourself. You should then contact your attorney at the first opportunity so they can help you through the rest of the process.
Once you are taken to the police station, you may be placed in a holding cell. You’ll have a phone call first, and you need to use this phone call to contact BJE Law., P. A. Our team of legal professionals will fight hard for you in court. We can assess your case and determine the right course of action for you. Whatever the case may be, BJE Law, P. A. cares about you and your wellbeing. We can give you excellent advice and help you navigate the legal system with ease. Call us today for more information.