Questions to Ask a Wake County Drug Charge Defense Attorney

If you are facing drug charges in Wake County,  you may feel helpless and overwhelmed. Being accused of and then convicted of a drug crime can result in consequences for the rest of your life. The first and most important thing for you to do is to find a drug defense attorney who can direct you through the complicated process of your specific defense. You need legal representation that will fight to defend your rights and freedom. 

There are no guarantees with any lawyer, but looking for someone who can provide you with experience and knowledge in drug defense will give you confidence that your case is in good hands. Finding the right attorney takes asking questions pertinent to your case and the answers to which will disclose their history in this specific area of the law. The following is a list of several different drug charges:

The Raleigh drug defense attorneys at Sandman, Finn & Fitzhugh can provide experienced legal counsel and help you realize favorable results for your case in Wake County, NC. We have over 50 years of combined experience on our legal defense team. Our background as former prosecutors gives us a specific understanding of the State’s strategies and methods to get a conviction, which helps us know best how to fight the charges. In this article, we have compiled some of the best questions for you to ask a defense attorney when selecting one.

Important Questions to Ask an Attorney for your Wake County Drug Defense

The Wake County lawyer you hire should be experienced in drug charge defense cases. Asking questions that inform you about their background will provide you with more guidance to improve the chances you will get a lesser penalty. 

Important questions you should ask a potential defense attorney for drug trafficking charges fall into these 3 categories :

Background and Experience in Wake County w/ Drug Defense Cases

  • How long have you been practicing criminal defense law in Wake County?
  • What is your experience with drug crime defense cases in the Wake County court system?
  • Do you specialize in drug charge defense cases?
  • Will you be handling my case or will it be somebody else on the team?
  • Who will I communicate with directly or someone else on your team?
  • What percentage of your workload is with drug defense cases?
  • What success rate have you had with similar cases?

Strategies and Potential Outcomes

  • What strategy is the best defense for my case?
  • What should I expect during the process? 
  • Would you recommend that I take a plea deal if one is presented?
  • What could affect a potential trial or plea deal?
  • Are there any alternative charges that can be found?
  • Do previous charges affect the expected outcome of my trial or plea deal?

Strategies and Potential Outcomes

  • Will I pay an hourly rate or a single flat fee?
  • Does this rate cover any additional charges?
  • Do you offer payment plans/accept credit cards?

Contact Our Wake County Drug Defense Attorneys Located in Raleigh

If you face drug charges in Wake County, you need experienced legal representation quickly. Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (919) 845-6688 for a free consultation with one of our attorneys, or complete our easy-to-use contact form to get started.