Drug Possession

Mandatory Minimum Drug Crime Sentences

All arrests due to drug crimes in Delaware are very serious. One of the more common types of drug crimes committed in Delaware is drug possession. This means that at the time of the arrest you were caught with drugs or drug paraphernalia on you. Often times a drug possession charge is just one of multiple charges that led to the drugs being found on you. An example would be perhaps if you were pulled over for DUI and the police found drugs in your car. If you have been arrested for a drug crime in Delaware it is in your best interest to speak with a skilled Delaware Drug Possession Defense Lawyer.

Drug Possession Charges

In the state of Delaware a drug possession charge can be a misdemeanor or a felony. What decides if it is a felony or a misdemeanor is the type of drug found in your possession as well as the amount of drugs.  Also, what the police suspect you are going to do with the drugs is a factor.  A skilled University Of Delaware Drug Possession can help protect your rights regardless of whether or not your case is considered a felony or a misdemeanor.

Common Narcotics Involved in Drug Possession Cases

Any type of street or recreational drug can lead to an arrest if you are caught being in possession of it. Common drugs in Delaware are: Marijuana,LSD/Mushrooms, Ecstasy, Heroin, Cocaine, Crack Cocaine, Prescription Drugs, Anabolic Steroids and Erectile Dysfunction medications.

Drug Possession Conviction Penalties in Delaware

A drug possession conviction, even for a minor amount of drugs, will have severe and immediate legal, administrative and financial penalties. You will have attorney’s fees, court costs, fines, fees and possibly a jail sentence or home confinement. Also, you may lose your driving privileges, your family and perhaps your job.  You may even find your ability to rent an apartment or house may be impacted with a Delaware drug possession conviction.

Secondary Charges Associated With Drug Possession Arrests

It is not at all uncommon for there to be peripheral charges attached to drug possession charges. A very common mistake people make when they come into police contact, whether it is on foot, on private property is to flee, run or leave the scene. Rarely do you actually get away and running only makes matters worse as you will now face charges such as fleeing the scene or resisting arrest. All you have done is created a much worse situation for yourself. Having an experienced defense attorney on your side is a smart move.

Call a Delaware Drug Possession Attorney for a Free Consultation

It is a good idea to work with an experienced Delaware Drug Possession Defense Lawyer. As your attorney I will plan a strategic and sound defense for you and they will make sure your rights are protected throughout the entire legal process. Call me, Delaware Criminal Defense Lawyer Brian J. Chapman at 302-656-2528. You can also email Newark Delaware Drug Crime Lawyer Brian J. Chapman here. With many years serving those charged with drug crimes in Delaware I will tenaciously fight for your rights while attempting to minimize the consequences of your pending charges.

As your attorney I want you to understand that no matter what happened leading up to your arrest you have legal and constitutional rights that need to be protected. I will do everything in my power to protect those rights. With that in mind I offer free consultations to those facing criminal, drug possession and DUI charges throughout the state of Delaware.