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Know the factors that impact a drug possession charge

Drug possession charges are sometimes viewed as one of the lesser drug charges that a person can face. Unfortunately, this isn't doing anyone any favors because there are many impacts that these charges can have on a person that they might not realize. If you are facing a possession charge, there are a few things that you need to think about.

Felony murder charges don't require premeditation

When you think about first-degree murder, your mind might turn to a situation in which a person kills another person as part of a preconceived plan. You probably don't realize that there is one instance in which a person can be charged with first-degree murder without the intention to take a life or premeditation. This is known as felony murder in the Oklahoma criminal justice system.

Marijuana charges might signal an underlying addiction

Some people believe that it isn't possible to become addicted to marijuana, but it is very possible to become addicted. For people who are, facing the possibility of having to face criminal charges because you smoke it won't matter at all. The only thing that they are focused on is getting their next high.

Understand the seriousness of drug trafficking charges

Drug trafficking charges come with considerable prison sentences for people who are convicted. These are felony charges that can have several collateral consequences, including being branded a felon and losing some rights. This is a much more serious charge than a possession charge so be sure to give it the attention it deserves.

Invoke your rights quickly when necessary

Suspects in crimes have rights that they can invoke if they are being detained or arrested. These are important to remember because they can have a direct impact on the outcome of your case. If you are facing a serious charge, such as murder, you don't want to fail to invoke your rights because this could time behind bars.

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