Connecticut Drug Possession Lawyer
Have you been arrested for possessing illegal drugs? Contact a top Connecticut Drug Possession Lawyer today to start building a credible defense. With the help of an experienced attorney, you could fight for a positive resolution of your charges.
What are the Penalties for Marijuana Possession in CT?
If you are charged with possessing less than 1/2 ounce of marijuana you will be charged with an infraction in violation of Connecticut General Statutes (“C.G.S.”) §21a-279a and face up to a $150 fine for your first offense and between a $200 – $500 fine for any subsequent offenses.
If you are charged with possession of more than 1/2 ounce of marijuana, you will be charged with a Class A misdemeanor in violation of C.G.S. §21-279(a) and face up to 1 year in prison, and / or up to a $2,000.00 fine and probation.
What are the Penalties for Narcotics Possession?
If you are found in possession of narcotics, as defined by C.G.S. §21a-240, like crack or cocaine, you can be charged with an unclassified felony and face up to 7 years in prison, and / or a fine up to $50,000.00 and probation for your first offense. For your second offense you may face up to 15 years in prison, and / or a fine of up to $100,000.00 and probation. Any subsequent offenses subject you to up to 15 years in prison and / or a fine of up to $250,000.00 and probation.
What are the Penalties for Hallucinogen Possession?
If you are found in possession of hallucinogens as defined by C.G.S. §21a-240 like LSD, PCP, MDMA, etc. you face up to 5 years in prison, and / or a fine of up to $2,000.00 and probation for your first offense and a term o cup to 10 years in prison and / or a $5,000.00 fine and probation.
Controlled Substance Possession Near Schools
If you are alleged to have possessed narcotics, hallucinogens, or over 4 ounces of marijuana within 1,500 feet of a public or private elementary or secondary school you will likely face a felony charge under C.G.S. §21a-279(d). This charge carries with it a mandatory 2-year prison term that cannot be suspended in addition to other potential penalties.
Can I get my Charges Dismissed?
You may be eligible for the Drug Education and Community Service Program in Connecticut if you are charged with drug possession under C.G.S. §21a-279 or §21a-279a. A top Connecticut drug possession lawyer will tell you that if you are granted this diversionary program it can trigger the suspension of your drug case’s prosecution and if you complete all of the program’s requirements then your charges will be dismissed in their entirety.
Talk to a Connecticut Drug Possession Attorney Today
Drug possession offenses of any nature can have serious consequences. Do not attempt to fight charges alone. If you have been arrested for drug possession, contact an experienced Connecticut drug possession attorney at Mark Sherman Law today to help determine the legal defense strategies available to you.