Q: If someone us currently fighting a possession of marijuana with intent and child neglect charge what do they do

This person is Cherokee indian abd was arrested on cherokee land but not by tribal police....he also has his medical marijuana license

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David A. Cincotta
David A. Cincotta
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: The best thing you can do is hire a criminal defense attorney and follow your attorney's advice. There are a variety of ways to defend the charges you describe, but each case is different. The defense strategy recommended by your attorney will be largely dependent upon the facts and evidence of your case.

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Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: I agree with David. You need to focus first on the criminal charge. That charge can take away your liberty and your children all at once. I assume the child neglect probably stems from the Possession of MJ with intent to distribute. You need to hire someone who understands the how to defend against "intent to distribute" cases. In short, hire a good criminal attorney immediately. Don't speak to police or give any statements, and don't waive any of your rights.

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