Facing charges of drug possession can be frightening, whether you have never been charged with a crime before and are unfamiliar with the working of the criminal justice system, or you have been in the system before and face the possibility of severe penalties as a repeat offender. If you have been charged with drug possession, or believe that you might be, speak with an experienced, dedicated Denver criminal defense attorney immediately. Protecting your rights in the early stages of investigation and prosecution can have a significant impact on the final outcome of your case. Drug charges are prosecuted very aggressively in the United States, and if you have been accused of a crime, police and prosecutors are definitely NOT on your side. While everyone involved in the criminal justice system is seeking justice, the only person whose primary function is to protect you is your attorney.
When you face drug possession charges, the consequences depend heavily upon the Schedule of drug, as well as the quantity in question. In some cases, you may face charges as serious as a Class 3 Felony, while in others you may face misdemeanor charges. It is important to remember that ALL of these charges are serious. Whether charged with a a misdemeanor or a felony, a conviction can carry lifelong consequences beyond the simple matter of jail time or restitution. Criminal convictions of any kind can make it difficult to get or keep a job or housing, or to participate in government programs. Drug convictions have some specific consequences: for example, if you are a college student and are convicted of possession or sale of drugs while receiving federal financial aid, your eligibility for federal aid will be suspended, possibly permanently, depending on the circumstances.
It Is a Big Deal
While it is easy to think that a criminal charge for which you serve no time in jail is a minor problem, Denver criminal defense attorney Alaurice Tafoya-Modi understands that her job includes helping you understand all of the possible consequences to the charges that you face. The defense strategy that she designs will take into account not only your past criminal history, or lack thereof, and any extenuating circumstances that may apply to you, but also the way the possible future consequences may affect you personally. In short, Mrs. Tafoya-Modi believes that her job is to defend you, not the charges. In order to do this effectively, she needs a thorough understanding of your situation, in addition to her sharp legal skills and formidable courtroom presence.
If you have been charged with drug possession, or believe that you will be, contact an experienced Denver criminal defense attorney immediately to protect your rights. Whether you have been accused of a crime that you did not commit, or you got caught making a big mistake, Mrs. Tafoya-Modi understands that anyone can find him or herself in a tough spot. She believes that an important part of her job is to know the person, and to have compassion for the tough spot that person is in. She will fight hard for your rights, and to get the best possible outcome for you. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION contact Alaurice at The Tafoya Law Firm today at (303)813-1100.