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Drug Possession Charges in CT

Drug possession may be defined as the willful possession of illegal controlled substances either for personal use, distribution, sale or other activities. Possession of such substances is a crime, and sentences depend on the amount of drugs, type of drugs and jurisdiction. Being arrested for a drug crime can be stressful, and the most important thing to do is to hire a reliable drug crime lawyer.

Drug Possession Charges in CT

  1. Charges for possession of narcotics or hallucinogens  (sale, distribution) in CT may include:
    • 1st offense – 15 years in jail and a fine of $50,000.00
    • 2nd offense – 30 years in jail and a fine of 100,000.00
  2. Charges for possession of any illegal drugs (sale, distribution) in CT may include:
    • 1st offense – 7 years in jail and a fine of $25,000.00
    • 2nd offense – 15 years in jail and a fine of $100,000.00
  3. Selling or distributing an illegal substance to a minor under 18 might lead to a mandatory jail term of 2 years in addition to the sentence imposed by the underlying distribution violation.
  4. Using a minor under 18 to sell or distribute any illegal substance might lead to a mandatory jail term of 3 years in addition to the sentence imposed by the underlying distribution violation.

Possession of any controlled substance (narcotics, hallucinogens) is a felony in Connecticut. These substances include narcotics like cocaine, crack cocaine, and heroin. A person charged with possession of narcotics may receive a jail term of 7 to 25 years, and a fine of $50,000.00 to $250,000.00. Possession of hallucinogen like LSD (a.k.a. acid), mescaline, MMDA (ecstasy), PCP (angel dust) may result in a jail sentence of 5 to 10 years and a fine of $2,000 to $5,000.

Contact an Experienced Drug Crime Lawyer in Connecticut

Having an experienced drug crime lawyer is imperative when facing drug possession charges. If you are in Connecticut and looking for a drug crime lawyer, then speak to Attorney George W. Ganim Jr. Call (203)445-6542/ (877)828-4279 or email george@ganiminjurylawyers.com for a consultation.

We are proudly serving Connecticut’s Bridgeport, Milford, New Heaven, Stamford, Danbury, Darien and Fairfield county areas.
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