No one can say without knowing the facts. The prior history with the same cops may be helpful. I'm dealing with a similar situation. He or she should hire a good criminal defense lawyer.
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Only your attorney with a full understanding of the facts and circumstances could advise you of this. And I don't suggest posting any specific facts. Police probably troll this site to learn the law as well and may recognize your case.
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You need to speak with an attorney who can review your facts.
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Beating the charge means getting the charges dismissed or winning at trial. Without basic facts, there is no way of answering. Most cases of this nature live or die by the circumstances surrounding the arrest and or seizure of the drugs. If they were siezed without Constitutional protections, the evidence can be suppressed and the case dismissed. You need an attorney with experience to develop the facts in your favor and find the key. If you wish further information, contact me.
No one can answer this without more facts about what happened and what kind of proof the DA has. If you don't have a competent attorney you need to get one pronto.
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You should not post any more details about your case and should schedule a consultation with a criminal defense attorney immediately. The strength of your negotiating position and the likelihood of succeeding at trial depends on the circumstances surrounding your case and your prior history with these officers.
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