There are two main types of drug offense cases: possession offenses and sales-related offenses. Simple possession can be for personal use and then there’s possession for the purposes of sale. There are charges that are related to being under the influence of certain types of drugs, and those related to other offenses, like driving under the influence. Our firm handles all of these common drug offenses.
Whether possession is charged as a personal use offense or sales depends on the circumstances. For instance, the quantity of the drugs found, the presence of other indicia of sale (scales, baggies, etc.), how the controlled substance was packaged, whether the person had large amounts of money on them, and whether or not there were any text messages showing intent to sell. The surrounding circumstances determine whether a possession case is for personal use, a sale-related drug transaction or drug trafficking. Sometimes we also come across manufacturing cases in which a person is caught with materials or chemicals that indicate involvement with the manufacturing of certain drugs.