When it comes to a criminal case involving drug possession, the most important thing for you to remember is that the judge is very powerful. While within the guidelines of the law, judges are at liberty to rely on a great deal of discretion when it comes to deciding on cases. The last thing you want to do is to cast yourself in an even worse light in front of the judge.
Don't state any claim that you can't backup with evidence. For example, claiming that there was a friend in the alley that actually dropped the drugs in your pocket sounds great, but simply stating that doesn't make it true. If this is an actual event that happened, speaking to your attorney and your friend and trying to get them to admit that it was their drugs would be the better route, which is not something you do in front of the judge.
Doing this in front of the judge can make you appear as though you have no remorse and are more willing to blame your behavior on someone else, rather than being accountable for your own actions.
Last Minute Confessions
When it comes to confessing, it's important to understand that giving a confession in front of the judge isn't necessarily a bad thing, but the more important question is – does it help? A judge is not on your side and they are also not on the side of the prosecution. They are instead a neutral figure only charged with deciding on the evidence that has been presented by your attorney and the prosecution.
If you decide you want to confess, it would probably be wiser to speak with your attorney who can then try to work directly with the prosecution before you get before the judge.
Signs Of Frustration
If you are guilty of the crime with which you have been charged, make sure you understand that you are the reason for your current predicament. It is not the judge, the prosecution or some other figure that has somehow dragged you into the courtroom to simply waste your time.
If you come into the courtroom showing signs of frustration, such as breathing hard or rolling your eyes, this will not end well for you. It is much better to be remorseful, humble and compliant with the process, no matter how long it takes.
When it comes to courtroom behavior, always listen to your drug defense attorney. Your attorney has your best interest in mind and can help you cast yourself in the best possible light in front of the judge.