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Criminal defenses fall into 3 broad categories

On Behalf of | Sep 21, 2018 | Drug Charges

When you are facing drug charges, you have to be prepared to work on a defense strategy. This is your answer to the claims that the prosecutor is making against you. There are many different options and strategies that you might employ. However, not all will be appropriate for every case.

One of the most important things to remember is that your defense must be based on the truth. You can’t lie as part of your defense and think that it is going to help you. In fact, lying can lead to even more criminal charges.

Since you know that you have to tell the truth, you might be wondering what good a defense strategy will be. There is more than one way to tell a story while sticking to the truth. There are three primary categories of defenses – a confession, admitting the criminal activity and explaining it or completely denying that you were involved in the crime.

Defense attorneys have to figure out the best way to tell your side of the case in a way that shows why you shouldn’t be facing the charges or having to deal with the serious penalties that come with a conviction. This can be challenging for the attorneys who have to have to formulate a plan based on the category of the defense you choose.

The evidence in the case also has an impact on the defense strategies that you might choose. You also have to think about what the prosecution is going to claim in the case against you. Together, these form the basis of what you need to do for your defense strategy.