Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
Have you been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana or Possession of Drug Paraphernalia? These offenses all require the state to prove that an individual actually possessed or “constructively possessed” an illegal substance or item. To establish actual possession the state may introduce evidence to establish that the illegal substance or item was found on an individual’s person, in their clothing or within a container he or she was carrying. To establish constructive possession, the state must prove that the individual was aware of the illegal substance or item, had the ability to exercise control over it and intentionally did so.
Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana or Possession of Drug Paraphernalia are misdemeanor offenses and they each carry sentences that could include incarceration. In addition, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Small Amount of Marijuana carry the added penalty of a driver’s license suspension.
If you are deciding whether you should hire an attorney to represent you, you should be aware that an experienced attorney can have a dramatic affect on the outcome of your case. At the very least, you should consult with a competent attorney so that you can learn your rights and your options. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you for a free consultation so that we may review the charges with you, discuss the possible penalties and help you decide on a course of action.
Clemons Richter & Reiss has a team of attorneys who have extensive experience defending possession cases. Scott MacNair, former Senior Deputy District Attorney, and Daniel Keane, former Chief Deputy District Attorney, have handled numerous possession cases both as prosecutors and defense attorneys and are prepared to use their collective experience to defend you. Both Mr. Keane and Mr. MacNair formerly served as the Chief of Narcotics within the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office. They frequently appear in court in counties throughout the Philadelphia and Suburban areas, including Bucks County and Montgomery County, and they understand how important your matter is to you.
Please contact our firm at 215-348-1776 to schedule a free consultation.