Do I need a lawyer for possession charge?

Do I need a lawyer for possession charge?

If you have been charged with the possession of a prohibited drug under section 10 of the Drug Misuse and Trafficking Act 1985, speak to an experienced drug lawyer at O’Brien Criminal and Civil Solicitors.

What is the charge for doing drugs?

The charge can be a misdemeanor or a felony. Those convicted of this offense as a misdemeanor, you face up to one-year in a county jail and a maximum $1,000 fine. If you are convicted of this offense as a felony, you face 16 months, or two or three years in the California state prison and a maximum $10,000 fine.

Does possession go on your record?

There is no further punishment and it doesn’t go onto your criminal record, although the police will keep a note of the offence in case you go on to offend again.

Can paraphernalia charges be dropped?

One of the most common ways to dismiss drug paraphernalia charges from a record is to prove that probable cause didn’t exist. If a police officer pulled you over without stop or seizure of your person. The drug charge, in all probability, will be dismissed.

What happens when you get a paraphernalia charge?

Possession of drug paraphernalia is a misdemeanor in California. If you’re convicted, you face a possible jail sentence of up to six months in county jail. Additionally, you may be required to pay a fine of up to $1,000. Additionally, a conviction will mean that you have a permanent criminal record.

How do you fight a paraphernalia charge?

What is the mandatory minimum sentence for drugs in the US?

Mandatory Minimums for Drug Crimes

Substance Minimum Maximum
Simple possession of a controlled substance with 1 prior conviction 15 days 2 years
Simple possession of a controlled substance with 2 or more priors 90 days 3 years
Drug kingpin 20 years life
repeat offender 30 years life

How long do you go to jail for intent to supply?

Possessing any psychoactive substance with intent to supply, supplying or offering to supply, producing, importing or exporting, all carry a penalty of either up to six months’ imprisonment or a fine, or up to seven years’ imprisonment or a fine.

Can you fight a paraphernalia charge?

To convict you, it’s up to a prosecutor to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were in possession of the paraphernalia. When there are dots missing, or your defense lawyer can show that they can be connected to form a different picture, you may be able to fight the possession charge.

Is a paraphernalia charge bad?

Possession of drug paraphernalia is usually charged as misdemeanor offense, though felony charges are possible in some states and in some situations. Some drug paraphernalia laws allow for up to a year in jail, though lighter sentences, such as up to 90 days, are also common.

Are drugs legal in Aruba?

Drugs are illegal. Don’t do them. You have just as much chance of dealing with an undercover cop as you do a real dealer. You are a guest in Aruba and as a guest it is important to respect Aruba’s laws.