I have been on 2mg xanax, 30mg adderall and 8mg subutex for about ten years. Helps my back. anxiety attacks, and my 5 year old diagnosis with ADHD/ADD.... but i was with somebody in the car and the cop said he smelled weed, and we had nothing...... but we both get searched (Chicago) they find 3 xanax 2mg, 1 30mg 8adderall and an 8mg subutex or buprenorphine. Now I have a court date for 3 felonys where I have prescriptions for each one. I shouldnt waste money on a lawyer//
We all must make our own choices but there is a distinct way to handle these ”I've got a prescription” cases. I'm guessing you don't know it. A competent criminal defense lawyer will.
Sorry for your distress. Nothing soothes panic attacks quite like a vehicle stop and ensuing shakedown search.
It is up to you whether you want to hire a lawyer or nor. It is strongly recommended to have a lawyer on a felony case. Additionally, you could help to defend your case if you get all medical records that could prove that you had prescriptions for you medicine.
Waste money on a lawyer? What? You absolutely should hire a criminal defense attorney to assist you with this matter. You are charged with Felony offenses which could cause you issues with employment, education and housing if you get the wrong disposition.
I agree with my colleagues. Also a criminal defense attorney would insure the record of the arrest is removed from your record as this is not automatic and even if you got off, the arrest would still be on your record. Many reasons why you need an attorney.
Peace be with you, and may love guide you.
A judge I had the privilege of practicing in front of would admonish defendant's who represented themselves that the "man who does has a fool for a client." He didn't coin the phrase, but he believed strongly in the idea, as do I.
Representing yourself to try to save some money on legal fees is foolish. There is just too much on the line for you. You're looking at the possibility of a felony conviction, prison, fines, fees, costs, and collateral consequences such as loss of public housing, student loans, immigration consequences if you're not a citizen, and a host of other issues.
There is no such thing as a slam dunk in a felony courtroom. I often tell clients and their families that I never say always and I never say never regarding what could happen in court.
The Sixth Amendment of our Bill of Rights guarantees you the right to a lawyer. The Framers of our Constitution considered it one of our most important, sacred rights. They could easily imagine an opportunistic politician passing a law taking away lawyers for the unpopular and despised. They wrote that language into our Constitution to stop that from happening.
The Government cannot take away your right to a lawyer to defend you. Don't take it away from yourself.
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