What To Do If You’ve Been Charged with a Drug Crime in Wyoming
May 11th, 2022
Wyoming drug crimes are serious. If you have been charged with a Wyoming drug crime, you probably have questions about the potential penalties you face and what you should do next.
The internet is a good place to start. You can gain valuable information. But nothing beats talking to a real, live person who understands Wyoming drug crime laws, will learn about your specific situation, and can provide advice on how to move forward and defend you in court to beat the charge.
At Just Criminal Law, Christina L. Williams and her criminal defense team have extensive experience handling drug crime cases. Ms. Williams and associate attorney Josh Taylor both began their careers as prosecutors, where they learned first-hand how the government prepares and prosecutes drug crime charges.
Today, they use that experience to represent people who have been accused of committing drug crimes. The team at Just Criminal Law has a demonstrated record of success and will vigorously represent you in your criminal case.
Common Wyoming Drug Crime Charges
Common drug crimes in Wyoming include:
- Drug possession
- Possession with intent to deliver
- Drug crimes involving firearms
- DWUI charges involving controlled substances
Regardless of the specific crime you have been charged with, drug charges are serious and conviction carries severe penalties. Depending on the amount and nature of the substance you are accused of possessing, you could face charges for simple possession, a DWUI, or possession with intent to deliver.
Penalties for a drug crime conviction range from probation, fines, and suspension of your driver’s license suspension to years in prison.
No matter the charges you face, you must take them seriously. A conviction can have a serious negative impact and can change your life. Take control of the situation and protect your future by contacting an experienced team of criminal defense professionals who will investigate the charges against you, develop a legal defense strategy, and vigorously fight to protect your rights.
Remain Silent and Contact a Lawyer as Quickly as Possible
If you have been arrested on suspicion of a drug crime, the first thing to do is assert your right to remain silent and ask to speak to a lawyer. Once you ask to speak to a lawyer, law enforcement officials should stop asking you questions. But people who have been placed under arrest are often nervous and talk to fill the silence.
Resist this urge. It is better to say nothing and wait until your lawyer arrives.
You might also call a friend or family member and ask them to contact a lawyer.
Whether you are on the phone with a family member, a friend, or your lawyer, be careful what you say. Don’t confess to anything or say something that could be used against you. Remember that police officers may be within earshot, and that phone calls from the police station are often recorded.
Tell whoever you are speaking to that there is an emergency situation, that you have been placed under arrest, and that you need help from a lawyer as quickly as possible.
Once your lawyer arrives, they will help you answer the police questions or instruct you not to answer.
Meeting with Your Lawyer
When you meet with your lawyer, be prepared to discuss the details of your case. Anything you say privately to your lawyer will be held in the strictest confidence and is covered by the attorney-client privilege. This means that no one—not even the judge—can force your lawyer to disclose information that you shared in confidence. You can be completely honest with your lawyer and should tell them as much as you can.
During your meeting, your lawyer will ask about the circumstances that led to your arrest. They will also ask about the arrest itself.
In some cases, the circumstances of the arrest can play a critical role in whether your case will be dismissed. If the law enforcement agents did not follow the proper protocols, your lawyer might be able to argue to have your case dismissed. That is why the details of your arrest and the circumstances that led up to it are critically important.
In addition to learning about the facts of your arrest, your lawyer will discuss various strategies for arguing to have the charges against you reduced, or even having the case dismissed.
When you work with Just Criminal Law, we will start by conducting an independent investigation into the facts and circumstances of your arrest. Then we will consider filing motions to suppress evidence. If successful, this means that certain evidence cannot be considered by the judge or jury. When this happens, the prosecutor may be missing key evidence that would be used to convict you. Without this evidence, the prosecutor may be willing to accept a favorable plea deal or even dismiss the case.
Finally, you may decide to take your case to trial. The prosecutor must prove each element of the drug crime beyond a reasonable doubt. Your lawyer will defend you in court and will point out the ways in which the prosecutor has failed to meet their burden.
Just Criminal Law Protects Your One Shot at Justice
Being charged with a drug crime is scary, and a conviction can change your life. To fight the charges, contact the experienced drug crime defense lawyers at Just Criminal Law. We will analyze your situation, answer your questions, fight to protect your rights, and, if necessary, vigorously defend you at trial.
To learn more about how we can help, contact us today to schedule your personalized case review and strategy session.
DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this article is offered for educational purposes only. This information is not offered as legal advice. A person accused of a crime should always consult with an attorney before making decisions that have legal consequences.
Categories: Drug Charges