Drug Possession

Drug Possession

Drug Possession

A drug offense refers to the possession, use, sale or furnishing of any drug or intoxicating substance or drug paraphernalia, that is prohibited by law. Almost all drug offenses are felonies. A common defense raised is usually to challenge the search and seizure that resulted in the police finding the drugs. If the police violated the defendant’s 4th amendment rights, then the court will suppress, or throw out, the drugs.

The penalties for drug crimes can be very severe. The charges are based upon quantity, intent to sell or distribute and other factors such as weapons possession or use, evidence of sales activity, having large amounts of money, etc. Seriousness and ultimate punishment for drug crimes normally depends upon the quantity of the drug, the classification under the drug schedule, and the purpose of the possession (for personal use or for sale). Usually such alternative options in sentencing are only available to non-violent first offenders or less serious violations.

A drug offense refers to the possession, use, sale or furnishing of any drug or intoxicating substance or drug paraphernalia, that is prohibited by law. Almost all drug offenses are felonies. A common defense raised is usually to challenge the search and seizure that resulted in the police finding the drugs. If the police violated the defendant’s 4th amendment rights, then the court will suppress, or throw out, the drugs.

The penalties for drug crimes can be very severe. The charges are based upon quantity, intent to sell or distribute and other factors such as weapons possession or use, evidence of sales activity, having large amounts of money, etc. Seriousness and ultimate punishment for drug crimes normally depends upon the quantity of the drug, the classification under the drug schedule, and the purpose of the possession (for personal use or for sale). Usually such alternative options in sentencing are only available to non-violent first offenders or less serious violations.

A drug offense refers to the possession, use, sale or furnishing of any drug or intoxicating substance or drug paraphernalia, that is prohibited by law. Almost all drug offenses are felonies. A common defense raised is usually to challenge the search and seizure that resulted in the police finding the drugs. If the police violated the defendant’s 4th amendment rights, then the court will suppress, or throw out, the drugs.

The penalties for drug crimes can be very severe. The charges are based upon quantity, intent to sell or distribute and other factors such as weapons possession or use, evidence of sales activity, having large amounts of money, etc. Seriousness and ultimate punishment for drug crimes normally depends upon the quantity of the drug, the classification under the drug schedule, and the purpose of the possession (for personal use or for sale). Usually such alternative options in sentencing are only available to non-violent first offenders or less serious violations.

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