Connecticut Drug Crimes Defense Attorney
Drug crime in Connecticut is a serious matter. If you have been arrested by police while committing drug crimes like drug trafficking, possession, manufacturing, sale and distribution, then your future may be at risk. Approaching a Connecticut drug crime defense attorney can only help you in this serious situation. They provide you the legal help you need in order to get your life back on track.
Types of drug crimes
Possession of Drugs: Possession of illegal or controlled substances such as marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, etc. come under this type of crime.
Manufacture of Drugs: Manufacturing of controlled substances or willful creation of drugs like growing marijuana, developing different types of illegal drugs in meth labs come under this type of crime.
Sale of Drugs: If a person has attempted to sell or distribute illegal drug to others, then it is a serious drug crime under federal and state laws.
Drugs Trafficking: Drug trafficking is moving illicit drugs from one place to another place with the intent to distribute them.
Paraphernalia Charges: Laws in Connecticut also prohibit possession paraphernalia such as syringes, crack pipes or bongs.
Drug laws and penalties in Connecticut
In case of first time offense, for possession of less than 4 ounces of marijuana, you may face up to 1 year in jail and up to a $1000 fine. For second subsequent offense for possession of less than 4 ounces of marijuana, you may face up to 5 years in jail and up to a $3000 fine.
In case of first time offense, for possession of 4 or more ounces of marijuana, you may face up to 5 years in jail and up to a $2000 fine. For second subsequent offense for possession of 4 or more ounces of marijuana, you may face up to 10 years in jail and up to a $5000 fine.
Narcotic Drugs Possession:
For possession of narcotic drugs like heroin or cocaine, you could face up to 7 years in jail and up to a $50,000 fine for 1st time offense. For a 2nd subsequent offense you may face up to 15 years in jail and up to a $100,000 fine.
Drug Paraphernalia Possession:
Possession and sale of drug paraphernalia like syringes, pipes, bongs, scales, etc., is a misdemeanor crime and you may face up to 1 year in jail.
Experienced drug defense lawyers in Connecticut
Having an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side is imperative when charged with any drug offense. If you are accused of a drug crime in Connecticut, speak to Attorney Ganim immediately. Approaching him immediately after arrest can greatly increase your chances of winning the case. Call at 203-713-8383 for a consultation with the attorney.