The last thing you expected in life was to be charged with a drug crime and to have to think about fighting your case in court. Your drug case is one that you don’t want on your record. You don’t think the charges are fair, and you want to get the charges dropped completely.
The reality is that most cases don’t actually go to trial, so you may be able to avoid a big, public day in court. At the same time, you should know that you and your attorney will likely need to negotiate with the other party, the prosecution, to try to come up with a plea arrangement or other solution.
If your case is going to be dropped, it will be because the prosecution doesn’t have enough information or evidence to get a conviction. Alternatively, if you can show that you have a stronger case, the prosecution may decide not to pursue further action.
Is there any time that you would want to take a case to trial?
Normally, it’s not in your best interests to take a case to trial. On the whole, trials are used as a last resort, and they are less predictable than other options.
If your case goes to court, you need to know that you’ll lose decision-making power. You won’t have as much of an option, if any, to negotiate down penalties or try to work out a plea you can agree with. Avoiding trial is possible, and in most cases, it is going to give you better results.
That being said, there are some times when going to trial makes sense. If you are innocent and don’t want to take a plea arrangement, then a trial could give you the opportunity to clear your name if you can’t get the charges dropped. This situation, as well as others, could be better suited to a courtroom where a judge and jury hears the case.
Your attorney will talk to you about your options and what may work best for you, so you can protect yourself and your freedoms in or outside of court.