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Know the factors that impact a drug possession charge

On Behalf of | Aug 30, 2019 | Drug Charges |

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.

One of these is what drug is in the case. Different drugs have different laws, so find out exactly how the law applies to your case. You need to find out whether the charge is a misdemeanor or a felony because this can have a big impact on how the case affects your life.

Another factor is where the drugs were located. In order to face a drug possession charge, you don’t have to have the drugs on your person. Instead, they only have to be in an area that you have control over and access to. This means that drugs in the nightstand could be construed as yours if you are in the bed and have access to the nightstand.

The quantity or weight of the drugs can also impact how the case goes. Higher amounts can lead to a charge of possession with the intent to distribute, which is a charge that comes with more serious penalties than simple possession charges.

As you are learning about your case, find out what options you have for your defense. Your strategy must be based on the facts of the situation and answer the prosecutor’s claims against you. Trying to make this happen can be challenging, so be sure to get started early to give yourself time.