The experienced and compassionate Phoenix drug lawyers at the Schill Law Group are skilled at handling all types of drug cases in Arizona. There are several things that are essential for you to know if you are suspected of or arrested for a drug crime. The first thing you should do is to call the Schill Law Group and secure qualified legal representation before making any statements or answering any questions asked by law enforcement.
Our experienced drug lawyers will start by interviewing you, then they will thoroughly review any evidence the prosecution wants to use against you, looking for flaws in how it was obtained or if your rights were violated in obtaining it.
What to do if you are arrested for a drug crime in Phoenix
As soon as you are arrested, the police and the prosecution begin, or have already begun, a very intense investigation. When detained by the police, be aware that beyond providing your name, address, and showing identification if requested, you never have to answer any questions. This is the only information you are required by law to provide. Do not volunteer information before you are questioned. Information given to the police at this time can be used against you in court. The police and prosecutors will already be preparing the legal case against you and setting you up for a conviction. Because of this, it is very important for you to get the right Phoenix drug lawyers fighting for you immediately. If you request a lawyer, the police must honor your request and stop questioning you until your lawyer arrives. If you request a lawyer, do not continue to answer questions or the authorities will believe you have changed your mind and no longer want any legal representation.
What you should expect from your lawyer
At the Schill Law Group, we are excellent drug lawyers who handle criminal law cases, including drug-related cases, in Phoenix. We will immediately begin building an effective defense for you and use proven legal strategies, from filing the right pretrial motions to fighting for a reduction in charges if possible, and we will remain by your side until your case reaches the best possible conclusion. We will use all the information obtained to aggressively defend you against any drug charges.
Probation and drug treatment
You may be eligible for a drug treatment program and probation if this is your first arrest, which means it is possible to avoid jail time, even if you’re found guilty. However, if you are not eligible for probation based on current drug law, you may still be eligible for probation at the discretion of the court or due to a plea agreement negotiated on your behalf by your Phoenix drug lawyers at the Schill Law Group.
The legal process
Our knowledgeable drug lawyers have handled countless drug cases in Arizona, including those that have been dismissed for various reasons and those that have gone all the way to trial. The Schill Law Group exhaustively surveys all the evidence presented by the prosecution, looking for any violations of your rights that could result in evidence being thrown out or your case being dismissed entirely. We are dedicated to building the most effective defense possible to secure the best legal outcome available to you.
Even a minor drug offense arrest and conviction can follow you for the rest of your life. Being arrested and convicted of a drug crime in Arizona is a serious matter, so it is extremely important that you seek the knowledgeable legal counsel and defense available from the Schill Law Group’s Phoenix drug lawyers. If you or a loved one is being investigated or has been arrested for a drug crime, contact us immediately at (480) 525-8900 for a free consultation and to learn more about how we can assist you with your defense.