What is Possession of Narcotics in CT or at UConn?
Under C.G.S. § 21a-279, any person who possesses any quantity of a controlled substance is guilty of misdemeanor possession of narcotics – meaning you can be arrested and found guilty even if you were only in possession of one or two pills of Xanax, Oxy, valium, Adderall, Vivance, and other painkillers that were illegally obtained.
Can I Get Charged at UConn with Possession with Intent to Sell?
As the top UConn criminal attorneys and lawyers understand, UConn police also have the discretion to add a possession with intent to sell charge if they find any reasonable ground to believe a student intended to sell the narcotics, including evidence of drug paraphernalia, scales or cash. Even if UConn police don’t charge a student with possession with intent to sell, the prosecutors can and will add the charge at your court appearance.
Can I Go to Jail for a UConn Possession with Intent to Sell Arrest?
Yes. Under C.G.S. § 21a-278, Possession with Intent to Sell is an unclassified felony in Connecticut and carries a 5-year mandatory jail sentence that cannot be suspended by the court if a student is found guilty.
Possession of narcotics arrests at UConn can also result in additional charges if the narcotics were discovered by UConn police investigating a DWI or domestic violence incident. Click here for more on fighting Connecticut Intent to Sell charges.
Don’t Speak to the Police Following a UConn Drug Arrest
Top UConn criminal lawyers can explain how critical it is for any UConn student being investigated for possession of narcotics to know that they do not need to cooperate with police or give a statement without an attorney present. Most of the time students end up admitting guilt when they speak to UConn police or consent to a search of their dorm rooms. Any statement given outside the presence of an attorney can be extremely harmful to a student’s criminal case.
What Can I Expect at My School Disciplinary Hearing?
If you are arrested by UConn police, you can expect to be called in for a hearing by UConn’s Board of Community Standards. At your hearing, the board will review the allegations against you and will make a recommendation as to what discipline is appropriate in your case such as suspension or expulsion. Again, it’s important to speak with a top UConn school expulsion / student rights lawyer to be sure that you do not make any statements that will incriminate you in your criminal case and to avoid expulsion.
Contact the UConn Student Defense Lawyers at Mark Sherman Law Today
If you’ve been arrested for possession of narcotics or possession of narcotics with intent to sell, contact the UConn defense lawyers at Mark Sherman Law today. We will work with you and your family to explain the court process and to protect your reputation and transcript. You can click here to read certified client reviews from our former satisfied UConn students. Then give us a call–we are available to speak 24 hours a day at (203) 489-5332.