Being charged with any type of drug related offense whether possession, delivery or prescription related can have a devastating effect on your life. A conviction in this area can keep you from getting or keeping employment or admission into school.
Where you are charged with possessing smaller amounts of cannabis or items of drug paraphernailia the charges will me classified as misdemeanor charges, meaning the maximum sentence could be 365 days in jail and the minimum could be a period of supervision.
For possession of over 30 grams of cannabis, possession of controlled substances, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and for delivery of controlled substance the charge is classified as a felony. The range for drug offense sentences is very broad. The type of offense, amount of substance and offender's criminal history all are factors. These charges can often be fought if the officer's search of the offender, his vehicle, or property