It's important for anyone accused of a crime to have the chance to defend themselves. Whether you're a minor or an adult, a criminal conviction can have a serious impact on your life moving forward. Depending on the type of conviction, you could face penalties including prison, heavy fines, the loss of a license or other serious punishments.
One of the most common things to be arrested for is driving while intoxicated and for using drugs. Sometimes, these things go hand-in-hand. For example, if you go to a club, you might drink and take a drug with it.
In other cases, people don't know that they're taking drugs with alcohol. There have been many cases where a person has been arrested for a DUI and charged with a drug crime even though they didn't knowingly take drugs that day. It's particularly common in clubs, where it's easy for others to slip drugs into other people's drinks.
What can you do if you're drugged by someone else and are arrested?
If you didn't know that you were taking a drug, then you shouldn't face the penalties for doing so. Your attorney will look into a few ways of helping you prove your innocence, such as reviewing footage from the club or bar, reviewing medical documents for the type of drug found in your system and using witnesses to confirm your story.
Everyone who faces a drug charge should be treated fairly and have a chance to defend themselves. Your attorney will do all they can to protect your rights and reputation moving forward.