Too many good people suffering drug addictions can unfortunately find themselves in legal jeopardy for seeking out treatment during the course of a criminal prosecution or in some unfortunate cases for making admissions to drug activities when seeking treatment. Common sense dictates that a judge and/or prosecutor will view a Defendant’s treatment during the course of a prosecution favorably and will issue a sentence accordingly. As criminal drug attorneys are aware, such pro active treatment is usually not only recommended but a critical part of securing a criminal drug law sentence that furthers a course of drug treatment on an inpatient or outpatient basis as opposed to the destructive force of imprisonment on such people’s lives.
Criminal drug defense attorneys know that prison should often be the last course of action for many drug users whose inability to deal with real life predicaments or untreated mental difficulties have caused them to resort to drugs or narcotics in the first place.
However, Lotze Mosley LLP criminal defense lawyers will tell you, too often, the self interest of a drug law prosecutor is not always looking out for the best interests of a drug user. As a result, before admissions are made on the part of a person seeking or presenting evidence of drug treatment during the course of a criminal drug crime prosecution, some important legal issues should be kept in mind:
If a person is a repeat drug offender, and is thinking of admitting to continued drug abuse, possession and/or delivery of drugs to further treatment or to show remorse during the course of a criminal prosecution it is imperative that a criminal drug defense attorney be consulted first. Unfortunately, admission of past drug crimes and/or activity during the course of drug rehab or within a court of law can sometimes be used not to treat the drug illness but to increase the range of penalties available to a criminal drug crime prosecutor.