If you have been arrested and charged with drug possession, you are well-advised to seek advice from an experienced attorney. Even a marijuana possession charge can mean fines and future problems you may not be aware of.
The substance and amount are important, and you could be facing a felony. Worst of all, if police or prosecutors can characterize the offense as possession for sale, the penalties increase substantially. Did you have a scale or numerous envelopes? A jury could be convinced these indicate that you intended to sell.
Is this your first brush with the law? A criminal record may be visible to employers, landlords, and college admissions officials. You may also find it embarrassing. Alternative sentencing may be available, or a plea to a lesser charge. If we need to go to trial, our firm is highly adept at casting “reasonable doubt” on the State’s evidence.
We also know your constitutional rights inside and out. Evidence cannot be gathered in violation of your rights to be free of unreasonable search and seizure. That is, police need a warrant to search you or your property.
People are being charged with using false prescriptions, stealing a doctors’ pad, forging signatures and other acts. The “War on Drugs” has brought very harsh prosecution and sentencing for even nonviolent crimes. A Class C felony could get you one to 10 years in state prison.