Drugs were found in my car, but they are not mine. I was arrested. Do I need an attorney?

Whitney S. Boan Protecting Your Right

Video Transcript

One of the biggest mistakes that I see people make is assuming that because they believe they’re innocent of the charge that they don’t need a lawyer. What breaks my heart, as a lawyer, is when I have individuals come to me where they’ve already been convicted, and many times even wrongfully, and then they’re trying to clean up the mess afterwards. It’s a lot easier for a lawyer to help you on the front end, before you could yourself to being convicted of something that you may not have even done, than trying to have a lawyer pick up the pieces afterwards as there’s many long-term consequences of being convicted of a crime. Call a lawyer if you have questions about this but you, in theory, could also be responsible or found convicted even if you’re in a car where the drugs are not yours. There’s circumstances and facts in law that you’re not going to be familiar with unless you’ve been legally trained on this issue and a lawyer can assist you in getting through this process in a way that’ll minimize any exposure to criminal liability.