When the police approach you, they may come across as polite and friendly. But make no mistake, if they suspect that you’ve committed a criminal offense then their only goal is to build evidence so that prosecutors can convict you of the suspected crime. Therefore, you need to be on guard when the police question you about a suspected drug crime so that you can protect yourself as fully as possible.
Talking can derail your defense
When cases go to trial, prosecutors are allowed to introduce statements that you have made to pretty much anyone outside of a few exceptions. So when the police tell you that anything you say can and will be used against you in a court, they’re not hiding the ball. Once you’re read your Miranda rights, then, your probably best off keeping silent and talking to your attorney. Don’t be afraid of invoking your right to remain silent.
Know how to deal with hearsay
While statements that you have made to others can be used against you in court, those individuals to whom you made statements have to testify. They can speak to statements that you made to some third-party, as that would constitute hearsay. While hearsay is generally inadmissible, it’s up to you to raise the objection to protect your interests. Therefore, you need to know the rules of evidence and how to use them to your advantage.
Don’t leave your criminal defense to chance
There’s a lot at stake in your criminal case. You can’t afford to proceed with a mediocre defense. Instead, you need to seek out the criminal defense that you think is best for you. There are a lot of options out there, so be sure to research your advocate option and consider choosing one that is experienced in this area of the law and possesses a track record of success.