The highly qualified Manassas drug crime lawyers at The Daugherty Law Firm understand what is at stake if you are facing charges for the possession, sale, manufacturing, trafficking, or distribution of drugs. Each attorney at our firm has the knowledge, skill, and experience to help you fight the charges and move on with your life. Virginia penalizes drug crimes harshly and without a lawyer by your side, you may face the maximum penalty. For more information on how we can assist you, contact us today.

What to do if you are arrested for a drug crime

At The Daugherty Law Firm, we work hard to help you understand the law and successfully defend you against criminal charges. But you must also know what to do after police take you into custody.

Below are some valuable tips on what to do if you arrested for a drug crime:

  • Remain calm: Too many people accused of drug crimes damage their case because they do not remain calm after an arrest. It is important, for the sake of your case, that you do not exhibit disruptive or disrespectful behavior in front of law enforcement officials. It is in your best interests to remain calm and be polite to police at all times.
  • Request a lawyer: Next, you must ask for an attorney. It is your right to hire a lawyer. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you. Furthermore, the moment you ask for an attorney, all police questioning must cease. You are not required to hire a lawyer. However, battling drug charges without one is extremely difficult.
  • Remain silent: You also have the right to remain silent and you should invoke this right. Avoid talking to police or divulging any details regarding your arrest until your lawyer arrives.
  • Tell your attorney everything: Your Manassas criminal defense attorney is your ally. As a result, it is important to never lie to your lawyer. In order to build a solid defense, your attorney must have all the facts about your arrest.

Seek trustworthy Manassas drug crime attorneys

The Daugherty Law Firm is comprised of seasoned professionals who understand the law and are ready to defend the rights of individuals accused of committing drug crimes. If you or a loved one faces a drug crime accusation, contact us immediately by phone at 703-659-2437 or through our easy to use online form.

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