To some people, it is a disease for which there has never been found a sure-fire cure. Other people think of it as a criminal act that deserves punishment. But, for those caught in its web, drug addiction is often a never-ending nightmare that has a few highs, a lot of lows and tremendous dangers.
The fact is, research may have led to some understanding of how and why some people develop dependencies to drugs, but there is still no definitive answer as how to break the cycle of addiction. Thus, it can be very difficult for a person to stop using drugs, regardless of his or her desire to do so.
A drug dependency can lead a person to take dangerous risks, including purchasing and possessing illegal substances. And when caught by authorities and charged with possession, a drug addict could be facing serious penalties, including jail time.
Needless to say, a drug possession arrest with the prospect of a jail sentence can cause a person a great deal of stress and even humiliation. Because of the misunderstood nature of drug addiction, it is easy for an addict to feel shame and guilt when the problem is exposed by an arrest.
But those who suffer from addiction have legal rights, just like every other citizen. And they also should be treated with dignity. Attorney Ron Cordova has experience helping his clients who have been arrested on drug charges. He recognizes their challenges and offers services in a judgment-free manner.
If you or someone you care about has been arrested for possession of drugs, he would be interested in discussing the matter. On this website you read about his approach toward defending his clients and helping them achieve their best possible outcomes.