Drug related crimes of possession occur on a daily basis throughout the country. While a conviction for such a charge may carry what seem to be insignificant penalties, there are often life-long consequences for such violations. Although possession of cocaine and marijuana are the most common drug offenses, the legal team of Michael Hernandez, Counselor and Attorney at Law has extensive experience dealing with and defending alleged offenders arrested of possessing an array of illegal controlled substances including but not limited to:
- Prescription painkillers
- Prescription anti-depressants
- Psilocybin Mushrooms
The seriousness of the offense is determined by what substances are found in the alleged offender’s possession, the amount found, the quality/purity, and the individual’s intent and purpose for possessing the substance. Drug possession may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony based on these deciding factors and punishments and penalties will be levied accordingly.
Possession of illegal drugs may result in probation, expensive fines, suspension of driving privileges, jail or prison sentences, and negative effects on your permanent criminal record. Drug possession charges are not to be taken lightly as they can be extremely detrimental to your future, your career, and your reputation. If you or someone you know has been arrested for or accused of the possession of a controlled substance, you need an experienced and passionate defense attorney that will examine your case and work with prosecutors to seek any and all alternatives to a drug-related charge.