How Can Connecticut Drug Charges Affect My Online Reputation?
Drug charges are not only taken seriously by prosecutors and judges in Stamford, but they can leave a nasty mark on your reputation. News articles about your arrest that cast you in a negative life can linger for years to come. A conviction for drug charges could impact your ability to gain employment and leave a stigma attached to your name. A lawyer could intervene early on to help fight your case and protect your future and name.
How Can I Clear My Name After a Drug Arrest in Stamford?
The first step is to try to get your case dismissed. A defense lawyer could evaluate your history and the allegations at hand to advise you how best to approach your defense and potential dismissal of charges. Once your drug charges are dismissed in Stamford, Connecticut’s erasure statute kicks in and your record will be expunged. This means you can work with a lawyer to get articles about your arrest removed from the internet so you can move forward without the shadow of a criminal case. To learn more, click here.
Can I Still Get Arrested for Marijuana Even Though It’s Decriminalized?
Yes, you can. Even though marijuana is decriminalized in Stamford Connecticut, even a small quantity can result in an infraction under Connecticut General Statutes (C.G.S.) § 21a-279a. If you are found in possession of more than ½ ounce of marijuana, you can be charged with a more serious misdemeanor under C.G.S. § 21a-279.
What Is Possession With Intent to Sell in Connecticut?
This is a far more serious crime than simple possession. Cops often arrest people for possession with intent to sell if they receive a tip from an informant that you are selling drugs, or if you are found with evidence of selling drugs like scales, cash, or drugs packaged in small quantities. Under C.G.S. § 21a-278(a)(1) this crime carries a 5-year mandatory minimum jail sentence. This cannot be suspended or lessened. A skilled defense lawyer will tell you that if you are charged with this and have a drug problem, there is a way to fight the charges and save you from a lengthy jail sentence.
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