How Long Do Drug Cases Generally Last?
It depends on whether or not it’s a misdemeanor or felony but drug cases tend to last longer than most other cases.
When you have a drug case, let’s say a marijuana case, I know it’s marijuana, you know it’s marijuana, the whole world may know it’s marijuana, but the courts or the prosecutor still have to prove that it’s marijuana. This example goes for any drug, but whatever drug it is, we have it sent to the Department of Forensic Science to be fully tested to verify what the substance is. It takes a lot of time for those drug test results to come back, which can cause the case to be delayed for a number of months.
What Are Some Ways that A Drug Case Can Get Dismissed?
There are a number of ways that a drug case can get dismissed. You always want to see whether or not there was an issue with the stop or the search and seizure. It can get dismissed on its merit by having a trial and by addressing those issues and the judge agreeing that there were issues. You can have a trial and the person can be found not guilty; that’s one way to get the charge resolved.
Another way is to do the diversion program. Other ways are thinking outside the box. We have people do the homework assignments that were previously discussed because those give people leverage when the attorney is talking to the prosecutor.
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