Having drug possession charges on your record jeopardizes your ability to get a job, pursue higher education, or rent an apartment. It also means that any future charges will be punished more harshly. Possession of marijuana carries a punishment of up to six months in prison and fines up to $1000. A second or higher offense is a felony, punishable by a significant more time in prison. Even with a simple possession, the driving privileges of the arrestee are suspended upon conviction. Possession of other drugs can be more severe. Fighting these charges is critical to maintaining your rights and your freedom.
Your lawyer should listen carefully to your side of the story and investigate your case thoroughly, looking for cracks in the prosecution’s arguments. There are a variety of ways to fight drug possession charges, but your lawyer may use one of the following tactics:
Case: Client was charged with possession with intent to deliver THC. Tracey Wood & Associates argued that just because the drugs were in a home did not mean the client was in possession of them or intended to deliver them.
Result: Charges dismissed.
The attorneys at Tracey Wood & Associates vigorously fight for their clients. They believe no case is hopeless, and they work to achieve the best possible outcome in each case they defend. Tracey Wood is a published author and is regularly consulted by the media for legal expertise. The firm’s record of achieving favorable outcomes for our clients speaks volumes.
If you’re facing drug possession charges, contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation.
“Not Guilty” - A Guide for Defending Criminal Cases
By Tracey Wood