Rhode Island Drug Possession Lawyer
Aggressive Drug Crime Defense
Controlled dangerous substances (CDS) and illegal drugs are strictly prohibited
in Rhode Island State legislature, so much so that even possessing a small
amount of such a substance is a criminal act. While this may seem harsh
and even unfair, it must be taken as the serious legal situation that
it is. Let
Rhode Island Drug Crime Attorney Jason Knight come to your side when you are facing heavy consequences
if convicted for drug possession.
Why should you trust Attorney Jason Knight?
- He has handled 1,000s of cases – unrivaled experience.
- He is 9.9 “Superb” Avvo Rated – professional and reliable.
- He is available for emergencies – arrests happen at any time.
- He is a former prosecutor – knows both sides of the court.
Specifics of Drug Possession Charges
Can a drug possession charge come about simply for holding an illicit substance?
The answer is yes. If you have an illegal drug anywhere on your person,
you can be arrested for drug possession, whether you knew it was there
or not. You can also be charged with drug possession if illicit substances
are found in or on your private property, such as your bedroom or automobile.
Penalties for drug possession charges include:
- $500 to $5,000 fine
- Several days to three years in prison
- 100 hours of community service
- Suspension of driver’s license (if found in vehicle)
Escalating Drug Possession Charges
It is considerably uncommon for someone to hit with
just a drug possession charge. If the police find more than a few ounces of
an illicit drug in their search, they are likely to escalate your charges
to “possession with intent to distribute”, which carries far
heavier penalties and verges on drug trafficking. You may also be charged
with drug distribution crimes if you are not alone when you are arrested.
For this reason and so many more, drug possession charges must be taken
seriously and addressed with a proper defense.
Defending Your Rights Through Solid Legal Arguments
Drug possession charges have always been controversial and recent attempts
to legalize marijuana use nationwide have only heightened the public’s
awareness of the ongoing debates. If you have been arrested for possession,
it could be possible that the search and seizure that led to the detainment
was unlawful. Perhaps the substance was for medical purposes but the police
did not allow you to fully explain yourself?
No matter what the circumstances, our Rhode Island criminal defense attorney
can hear your case and build you a proper, tenacious defense. We are located
in Providence and serve clients around Rhode Island.