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Why You Need a Drug Defense Attorney
In many drug cases, individuals do not hire a criminal defense attorney to save the cost and fees associated with it. The fact is, however, that not hiring a criminal defense attorney can be much more costly. First of all, you could face prison time and exorbitant fines. But a drug-related conviction can also limit your future employment and housing opportunities, driver’s license, education, public benefits, and more.
According to the Colorado Bail Book, a defendant with an attorney present for the first court appearance is:
- 2 ½ times more likely to be released on their own recognizance
- 4 ½ times more likely to have their bail amount significantly reduced
- more likely to serve less time in jail (median reduction from 9 days jailed to 2)
A seasoned criminal defense attorney can help you understand the realities of the legal system and guide you throughout the court proceedings. He or she will exhaust all available resources and knowledge to ensure that one mistake does not define your entire life.