Drug charges are serious criminal charges that can result in serious penalties and consequences for accused individuals. Every accused individual facing drug charges needs to know how to defend themselves against whatever type of drug charges they are facing.
One category of drug charges includes drug possession charges. Drug possession charges can include allegations of possessing marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, LSD and other types of drugs. It can also apply to prescription drugs in certain circumstances if they are illegally possessed. To demonstrate that the accused individual is guilty of drug possession, the prosecutor must show that the accused individual knew that the substance they possessed was an illegal controlled substance and that they knowingly had control over it.
In addition to drug possession charges, drug charges can become increasingly serious if the accused individual is facing allegations of trafficking or distributing drugs. While any drug charges can result in stiff potential penalties and consequences, drug trafficking and distribution charges can be even more serious. Accused individuals can face possible harsh prison sentences and steep fines that can alter their lives forever.
As a result of the serious nature of drug charges, accused individuals facing them need to be able to prepare a strong criminal defense response which relies on the situation and circumstances of the accused individual and the criminal defense options available. Challenging drug charges is possible but accused individuals must know how to do so to protect themselves from the penalties and consequences they are faced with.