Little Rock Drug Lawyer for Drug Crimes
Our Arkansas Criminal Defense Attorneys are ready to stand by your rights
Criminal drug charges are a threat to one of your most important possessions—your freedom. If you have been arrested, charged, or are under investigation for drug related crimes, our experienced criminal defense attorneys are ready to stand by your rights to fair treatment by the criminal justice system.
Our Little Rock lawyers are experienced drug defense attorneys and understand the criminal justice system. Criminal defense attorney David Scott started his legal career as a prosecutor and often worked on criminal drug charge cases.
Everyone deserves the right to fair and just treatment by the law. At Emerson Scott, LLP, we believe strongly that our clients must defend their rights aggressively against an biased system. There is something you can do about it if you’re willing and ready to fight for your freedom.
We work with clients to help defend them against a wide range of serious drug crimes, including:
- Possession of controlled substances
- Delivery of controlled substances
- Intent to distribute controlled substances
- Drug Trafficking
- Felony drug charges
- Marijuana possession
- Cocaine possession
- Methamphetamines (Meth)
- Pharmaceutical drugs
- Prescription drug cases
- Federal drug cases
- Arkansas drug cases
If you or a loved one is dealing with criminal charges, under investigation, or are in jail awaiting bail, our criminal defense lawyers may be able to help.
How can a criminal defense lawyer help in drug crime cases?
The smallest details are often the most important to your criminal controlled substance case—don’t let them be overlooked
The keys to beating criminal drug charges often come from the small details of your case. Working with local criminal lawyer who can listen to your story and gather evidence is crucial to making sure those small details of your case aren’t overlooked. With most of our criminal defense cases for drug charges, our drug lawyers start by looking at the individual details of your case.
- Did they stop you without legal grounds?
- Did they decide to frisk you when it wasn’t justified?
- Did they actually have probable cause to search your vehicle or to pull you over?
- Did they have a valid warrant to search your home?
After answering these questions, our criminal defense lawyers work to shed doubt on the case a prosecutor is building against our clients.
You are innocent of drug charges until proven guilty
A defense lawyer’s job is to shed doubt on drug charges and prevent illegal evidence from being used against you
Our legal system is based on one important thing: You are innocent until you have been proven guilty. Any shred of doubt can help your case and it is your attorney’s job to help do that. A strong criminal controlled substance defense strategy typically centers on shedding doubt on:
- You possessed an illegal drug – Prosecutors test what was in your possession to prove you had an illegal drug. Any breach in procedures from search and seizures or mislabeling during testing can toss the evidence out of your case.
- You knew you had drugs in your possession – Prosecutors have to prove you knew you had a controlled substance illegally. Any doubt can help charges not stick.
- You intended to sell the drugs – Prosecutors use circumstantial evidence to prove your intentions, like large sums of money, scales, baggies, or other related items. If these were taken by breaching your rights, the evidence might be excluded from your case.
Working with an experienced attorney who understands the criminal justice system can help you break down evidence against you to help you retain your freedom and rights.
What are my rights in a controlled substance case?
How can an experienced criminal defense attorney help me keep my rights?
Under United States and Arkansas laws, you have certain rights that can help you beat criminal drug charges both at the federal and state level. You have the rights to:
- Legal Search and Seizure – You have the right to privacy as part of your Fourth Amendment rights. Police can only pull you over if they have reasonable suspicions you’ve done something illegal and can only search your car if they are justified. Police can only stop you on the street to question or frisk you with probable cause. Authorities need your consent, a valid warrant, or a justified emergency to enter or search your home.
- Remain Silent – You have the right to remain silent as part of your Fifth Amendment rights.
- An Attorney – You have the right to have an attorney to defend you and advise you on legal matters as part of your Sixth Amendment rights. Once you request an attorney, the police must stop asking questions until your attorney is present. An attorney can represent you throughout the entire criminal process.
- A fair and speedy trial – You have the right to due process as part of your Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment rights. This means that you have the rights of the same procedures as everyone else in the eyes of the law and the right to an unbiased jury.
If any of these rights were violated before, during, or after your arrest, it can have a big impact on the outcome of your criminal drug charges. Working with a criminal law lawyer who understands your rights and who will pay attention to the details of your case can help you beat criminal controlled substance charges.
Any of the following can help you in a criminal defense case:
- Violations of your rights
- Illegal surveillance
- Invalid warrants
- Omitted or abridged Miranda Rights
- Insufficient or inadmissible evidence and statements
- Evidence gathered from drug sniffing dog searches
Yes, there is something you can do after state or federal drug charges
Working with a Drug Possession Lawyer could make a difference in your case
If you’ve already been charged with Possession of Controlled Substances or Intent to Distribute, having an attorney on your side can help you change the case against you by casting doubt or making sure only admissible evidence is allowed in your case’s consideration. Working with an experienced federal criminal lawyer or Arkansas defense lawyer who is ready to fight for your rights could help your case be thrown out of court. An attorney can also help you negotiate effectively and reduce jail time in plea deals or post conviction and consider all of your options.
If you haven’t been charged yet, working with an attorney who knows the ins and outs of the criminal justice system can help you avoid making mistakes in the drug crime process that could lead to your conviction.
If your family member has been charged or is in jail awaiting bail, contacting an attorney at this stage may make all the difference to your loved one’s ability to beat drug charges or get out of jail while waiting for their trial.