LEARN WITH A LAWYER: ADDRESS ANY DRUG OR ALCOHOL ISSUES YOU MAY HAVE
Get a handle on any drug or alcohol issues you may have. Now drug and alcohol issues generally cause people to have cases. Weather it’s a drug possession case or something someone did while they were intoxicated. You have to get a handle on any drug and alcohol problems you have from the outset of any case. Remember you have to be on bond on most cases whenever you are facing a criminal charge, and most of the conditions of bond, are that you don’t use drugs or alcohol. So, if you have a problem with drugs or alcohol you need to get a handle on it or you are going to continue to violate bond and that’s going to make your case a lot more difficult to resolve. Also you want to make sure that you’re on a good footing in case you are on probation, or in case you’re on diversion, or in case you have to do something where you have to display your ability to stay sober. While your case is being resolved if you can do that, then you are going to get a more positive outcome. Then also in your personal life, drug and alcohol abuse is going to cause you a lot more problems than just legal problems. If you have a drug and alcohol issue both legally and in your professional life, do your best to get a handle on it.