How do you win a drug case?
How To Win A Drug Possession Case
- Get Attorney Representation Immediately. Your first step is to hire a reputable drug possession attorney who specializes in fighting felony drug charges.
- Assess Possible Defense Strategies.
- Lab Testing Issues.
- Beyond a Reasonable Doubt.
- Contact a Drug Possession Attorney Today.
Will I go to jail for simple possession?
Simple drug possession is most often charged as a misdemeanor (as opposed to a felony or an infraction). A conviction of this criminal charge is punishable by: imprisonment in county jail for up to one year, and/or. a maximum fine of $1,000.
How do I write a court hearing request?
- Know Why You Need a Hearing. Develop a clear understanding of why you are requesting a hearing.
- Find Out the Proper Court. Find out which court your request will need to be sent to.
- Write a Letter to the Court. Write your letter to the appropriate court.
- Complete Additional Forms.
- Review the Response.
How long do drug cases last?
If it is a felony or misdemeanor that does not qualify for a drug program, the case could take as long as it needs to. Sometimes it is resolved right away, sometimes it is may take three to six months and longer. It really depends on the nature and the seriousness of the charge.
Can drug paraphernalia be dismissed?
In order to be eligible for drug crime expungement, you must have completed probation and complied with all other orders from the court, in which case you can petition the court to dismiss the drug paraphernalia charges.
How long does a drug investigation take?
Drug Task Force investigations can take weeks or months, but often yield results.
How long do you go to jail for drug possession?
For simple possession, first offenders get 2 to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000. In contrast, California has some of the lightest drug possession sentences: between $30 and $500 in fines and/or 15 to 180 days in jail.