Per Connecticut law, you could be charged with a drug crime if you are found in possession of a drug, drug paraphernalia, or if you are found using the substance. The charges you could face will vary depending on the amount of drugs and the type of drug that was found, but all charges can have serious repercussions. If you or a loved one were arrested for a drug crime in Connecticut, you need to contact a Fairfield County criminal defense attorney from Bayer & Black, P.C. At our firm, we will aggressively defend your rights and protect your future by ensuring that you receive a favorable outcome for your case.
We Can Mount an Aggressive Defense Against All Types of Drug Charges
One of the most common drug crimes is marijuana possession. While Connecticut has decriminalized marijuana possession for amounts under a ½ ounce that does not mean it is legal! There may be a record of the offense and collateral consequences. This includes license suspensions for those offenders younger than 21 years of age. Even for first time offenders, more than a ½ ounce or less than four ounces of marijuana can land a person in jail for up to a year and leave them with a $1000 fine. More than that can cause penalties that include five years of jail time and a $2000 fine.
Amphetamines, heroin, cocaine, and other controlled substances can all cause penalties that range from one to seven years in jail and are usually felony charges. Possession with intent to sell is always a felony and convicted individuals have the very real risk of going to jail. . In addition to the mere act of possessing or selling a drug if you do it within a certain distance of a school, housing project, or day care center you may face a mandatory minimum sentence which means the court has no discretion in putting you in jail.
To find out more about your drug arrest and to find out whether you are eligible for a program that may end up in a dismissal of all charges, call us today.
Facing Drug Charges? Contact Us to Get the Legal Help You Need
In the event that you are arrested and facing serious criminal charges, it is important that you call Bayer & Black, P.C. right away. We have over 40 years of combined legal experience, and we may be able to assist you as well. When you retain our services, we will actively pursue an investigation to determine if your rights were impeded upon in any manner during the search or seizure of your property. If so, we will advance an aggressive defense on your behalf. If you have been arrested and have questions, contact Bayer & Black, P.C.