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What to Know on Drug Possession Laws

One should know that drugs are of different types and forms. In addition some of these drugs are not legal while other can be easily acquired and freely used. Below is what you should know about drug possession laws.

First and very important on the list is to understand how different countries and states stipulate different laws surrounding drug possession. Most of these laws can be directed to all hard drugs or to certain ones. Keep in mind that where one state allows the use of a certain drug the same drug can be illegal or controlled in another state or country. Take an example of marijuana which is illegal in many countries and states while others only allow it when a doctor’s prescription is given and in other states it’s allowed for recreational purposes. Therefore, keep in mind where in one state a drug might be legal it can be a different case in another state.

In addition are you aware of the charges you are likely to face if arrested with possession of drug charges in a certain state? Where in some countries possessing controlled substances might lead to jail time and other punitive measures, other states prefer lenient measures such as rehabilitation and fines. It is a lesser charge to be found in possession of controlled substances as compared to distributing and sale for some countries. Thereby, it is important to know the laws of drug possession in every country you walk into. Thus you will not be surprised when pulled over or arrested for possession.

Well, the case is different when it comes to having an intention to distribute drugs. These charges are more complicated and one does not easily get away with a slap on the wrist. You will be denied some of your civil liberties and punitive measures will be undertaken. Some of the likely measures will be facing ail time and having a record taken which might affect your future ob seeking chances. Well mostly it is not important which controlled substances you have taken the consequences will be the same. Thus when thinking of venturing into the drug distribution sector ensure its all according to the law of your state.

Lastly but very important keep in mind that silence is an option. Whenever you find yourself in such a scenario it is advisable to not say a lot in order to prove you are innocent until your lawyer is present. It is advisable to cooperate with the authorities until you find a lawyer but ensure you do not say anything to them that might end up incriminating you. The lawyer will try to take note on whether you were aware of the presence of these drugs, the effects they have and the charges you are likely to face. Thus, from this he will be able to plan for your defense.