If you have recently been arrested for drug possession, you could be wondering which steps you should take now. Drug charges can be scary and can leave you wondering about your future, and you probably want to do what you can to help. One good option is to consider going to rehab. These are a few reasons why.
1. Get Help
First of all, if you recently got arrested for drug possession, you might suffer from a substance abuse problem. If you are addicted to drugs, you should know that you shouldn’t be ashamed. Many people suffer from addictions to various drugs and other substances.
However, just because addiction is not uncommon does not mean that it’s not serious. If you don’t take addiction seriously, you could find yourself dealing with even more serious consequences later on. After all, not only can a drug addiction cause you to get into legal trouble, but it can also cause financial problems, have a negative impact on your health, and destroy your relationships.
By going to a rehab facility, you can work on getting clean. Then, you’ll be able to work with a team of professionals who are experienced in helping people who are dealing with what you are going through now. They can help you through the detoxing stage and can then provide support and resources to help you stay clean after you leave.
Even if you do end up getting convicted of your drug charge, you can still change your life by focusing on getting sober now.
2. Avoid Getting in More Trouble
Another good reason to consider going to rehab after a drug arrest is so that you can avoid getting in more trouble. After all, if you get into more trouble now, your court case could be that much worse.
If you’re in a rehab facility rather than out in public, you can avoid getting arrested for possession or use of drugs. You might need to spend time in a facility in order to stay out of trouble while you’re awaiting court for your pending drug charge.
3. Look Good in Court
Of course, you shouldn’t go to rehab with the full intention of impressing the judge on the day that you go to court. However, you should know that judges and prosecutors do sometimes look positively at those who take the initiative to seek help for their drug addictions on their own, without being ordered by the court to do so.
You might be able to do other things that can help you look good in court as well. Show up to court clean and sober if you really want definitely make a difference. Your lawyer might make other suggestions as well, such as substance abuse classes, substance abuse meetings, or community service.
Of course, every case and every court is different. A good criminal lawyer who has experience in helping people with drug-related charges can help you determine if there is anything that you can do to help your case.
As you can see, rehab or some other form of help for your drug addiction can be a good idea after an arrest. Just make sure that you are allowed to do so first. For example, if you’re out of jail on bail, you may have to check with the court and with your bail bondsman before leaving the state to go to an out-of-state rehab.
As long as you follow the rules when doing so, you might just find that going to rehab after your drug arrest is a good decision.
Daniels, Long & Pinsel, LLC, can help with drug charges. Schedule a consultation with us today.