Have you convicted a drug offense?

Posted by Chris Morales on Mon, Feb 25, 2013 @ 04:05 PM

Have you convicted a drug offense? If so are you aware of the possible drug charges and fines you are about to encounter.

The list below breaks down possible charges:

Cocaine or heroin possession with intent to distribute — three to seven years for 1 gram or less, up to 15 years for 15 grams, and up to 60 years for more than 900 grams

Cocaine or heroin possession — One to three years for 1 gram or less, up to 15 years for 100 grams or more, up to 30 years for 400 grams and up to 50 years for more than 900 grams

Marijuana possession with intent to distribute — 30 days for 2.5 grams or less and up to 15 years for 5,000 grams or more

Marijuana possession — 30 days for 2.5 grams or less and up to 15 years for 5,000 grams or more

What must be proven?

In most cases the district attorney must prove that the accused person did the following: the person knowingly and intentionally possessed the controlled substance without a valid prescription and that the amount of drugs found could have been for personal use or sales

Could have my rights been violated?

Often police officers overstepped search and seizure laws while detaining a person and obtaining evidence. With the help of an attorney one is able to prove that the police violated the defendant's Fourth Amendment rights while in search of drug evidence. The evidence found may not be acceptable in case against the defendant. 

It is a good idea to consult with an attorney for advice about your individual case. If you have any questions feel free to contact me.

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