In 2016, the FBI estimated that there were more than 1.5 million arrests for drug law violations in the United States. Of those arrests, more than 80 percent of them were for possession of a controlled substance.
As if that isn’t enough, each day, people drive drunk almost 300,000 times, but fewer than 4,000 are arrested. In fact, an average drunk driver has driven drunk 80 times before their first arrest.
For those facing drug or alcohol charges, not knowing what steps to take may result in penalties and maybe even a jail sentence. It’s important to act quickly and do two things immediately.
- Stay sober: Those facing drug charges are likely to be drug tested several times, so it’s in a person’s best interest to stay sober if they are facing a drug charge. Passing sobriety tests can help someone’s case, but it is also an important step in the addition recovery process.
- Contact a lawyer: If someone is facing drug or alcohol charges Continue reading