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
- 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
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for a consultation.We are proudly serving Connecticut’s Bridgeport, Milford, New Heaven, Stamford, Danbury, Darien and Fairfield county areas.