FAQ: What You Need to Know About a Drug Possession Charge

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The last thing that anyone wants is to become entangled within the legal system. Drug possession charges can cause even the most composed person to become ruffled. Facing charges for drug possession will be a stressful time for anyone. Depending on whether this is your first charge, the consequences of a conviction can be especially damaging to the life you once knew. We have the experience you are looking for when it comes to a criminal defense attorney for your drug possession charge. In the event that you have any more questions, do not hesitate to contact experienced criminal counsel, like the top Morgantown WV drug defense attorneys at Adams Legal Group, PLLC. The following are some of the questions we are most often asked upon first meeting our clients:

When is the best time to retain the services of an attorney?

Attorneys can be costly, which can make you hesitate to call them when you really need them. The reality is, people sometimes do and say the wrong things right from the get go whether they intended to or not. This often occurs during a defendant’s arrest and questioning. For most, it’s a normal response to try to be helpful and compliant when in the face of law enforcement. The earlier you give us a call, the better we can serve you. Do not say anything to police until you have an attorney present. We can make sure that you do not say anything to further incriminate yourself.

What if I am innocent?

We will work hard to represent you if you were falsely arrested for drug possession. Regardless of whether you were aware that there were drugs in the vehicle you were in, you could still be facing the cold reality that your life can be impacted. It will be assumed by police that the drugs belonged to you if you are unable to prove that others had access to your car or home. Contact us immediately so that we can begin working on your case and help to prove your innocence.

Why is drug paraphernalia considered possession?

Drug paraphernalia possession can range depending on the type of substance it is used for and if the paraphernalia you are in possession of could be used to distribute drugs. When you buy a new bong or glass pipe from a retailer, it is considered legal to use with tobacco. Once that pipe or bong has been used with an illegal substance, it has a coating of drug residue on it. At this point, it is considered illegal. The consequences can range in severity depending on the type of drug found on the paraphernalia. In most cases, possession of drug paraphernalia is considered a misdemeanor.  

Should I take a plea deal?

Do not accept any deals offered to you without an attorney by your side to help weigh your options. We can look over the evidence against you and determine the most appropriate way to move forward. In some situations, a plea deal could be beneficial for you especially if your charges will be reduced from a felony to a misdemeanor.