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What you should know about Drug Possession Laws

One should know that drugs are of different types and forms. In addition some of these drugs are not legal while other can be easily acquired and freely used. Below is what you should know about drug possession laws.

First and very important on the list is to understand how different countries and states stipulate different laws surrounding drug possession. Most of these laws can be directed to all hard drugs or to certain ones. Keep in mind that where one state allows the use of a certain drug the same drug can be illegal or controlled in another state or country. Take an example of marijuana which is illegal in many countries and states while others only allow it when a doctor’s prescription is given and in other states it’s allowed for recreational purposes. Using one drug in a certain state might be illegal in another state hence ensure you are aware of these possession laws before crossing the border.

One must know what charges are placed for possession of drugs in the different states they visit before they visit. Keep in mind that as much as most states will give smaller punishment to possession of the drugs other countries might not take it lightly. Those who are arrested for possession are luckier than those with intentions to distribute. Hence as you move from state to state ensure you are aware of their laws relating to possession of drugs. Thus you will not be surprised when pulled over or arrested for possession.

Thirdly, it is a different case when it comes to possession of drugs with intent to distribute. Keep in mind that these charges will not be dismissed with a warning stamp. You will be denied some of your civil liberties and punitive measures will be undertaken. Some of the likely measures will be facing ail time and having a record taken which might affect your future ob seeking chances. Well mostly it is not important which controlled substances you have taken the consequences will be the same. Hence whenever you find yourself distributing or planning to distribute drugs ensure it is right by the law.

Lastly but very important keep in mind that silence is an option. Keep in mind that trying to prove your innocence to the police might not result well rather wait until you talk to your lawyer. It is advisable to cooperate with the authorities until you find a lawyer but ensure you do not say anything to them that might end up incriminating you. The lawyer will try to take note on whether you were aware of the presence of these drugs, the effects they have and the charges you are likely to face. Thus, from this he will be able to plan for your defense.