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Top 3 Things to do if arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance, HS 11377

If you have been arrested for possession of a controlled substance or you are under investigation for possession of a controlled substance, HS 11377, here are a few things to consider.

  1. Don’t make any statements: The police are trained to elicit statements that are incriminating. You will not be able to “talk your way out of it.” You have 5th amendment rights to remain silent and request an attorney; exercise both of those rights. The statements you make will be used to substantiate or corroborate the officer’s decision to arrest or continue an investigation for HS 11377. You may be scared, nervous, or confused – none of those conditions are ideal for making statements.
  1. Don’t consent to a search: If law enforcement request to conduct a search of you, your vehicle, or personal belongings, do not consent. Law enforcement has specific requirements to conduct a search. If you lawfully consent to a search, you remove the obligation on law enforcement to get a warrant or to justify the search based on an exception to the warrant requirement. The 4th Amendment protects you and your property against unreasonable searches and seizures by the government. Exercise that right, always.
  1. Don’t wait, be proactive: If you have been arrested or are under investigation by the police, speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Don’t wait. There may be considerable defenses and strategies that your attorney will want to pursue immediately after your charge or investigation.

If you have been charged or are under investigation for Possession of a Controlled Substance, HS 11377, contact Kern Law, APC today. We have aggressively and successfully represented clients for the past 18 years.