Drug Offenses

Drug offenses constitute a whole series of crimes in which a person had actual or constructive possession of a controlled substance, the person knew of its presence, and the person knew of its nature as a controlled substance, and the substance was in an amount sufficient to be used as a controlled substance, and the person intended to use, sell, or barter the substance for illegal purposes.

Drug Offenses include: Prescription Fraud, Cultivation, Manufacturing, Paraphernalia, Distribution, Importation, Possession, Possession for Sales, Trafficking, and Transportation.

Consequences for a conviction on the charge of Drug Offenses include:

  • Imprisonment
  • Probation or parole
  • Registration as a narcotics offender for life
  • Mandatory periodic drug testing
  • Court ordered counseling or rehabilitation
  • Revocation of driver's license
  • Search and seizure of motor vehicle
  • Search and seizure of property
  • Significant fines
  • Other

Defenses of Drug Offenses may potentially include:

  • Showing insufficient evidence
  • Proving factual innocence
  • Proving valid prescription or other legal rationale for possession
  • Proving illegal or improper police procedure
  • Other

Our Criminal Case page provides more information on the following:

  • Why you may receive a stiffer sentence
  • What you can do to improve the outcome of your case
  • What The Cochran Firm can do to help you