Drug Possession in Arkansas

Defense from Aggressive Jonesboro Criminal Lawyers

Have you been charged with drug possession? In Arkansas, possession of a controlled substance can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony but, in both cases, a conviction can yield significant penalties. At Ford & Cook, PLC, our experienced Jonesboro criminal defense attorneys are well-acquainted with how the accused in drug cases are tried and processed by our court system. In these cases, we look to interrupt that process, thoroughly review the state's evidence and, above all, ensure that our clients receive every consideration they deserve.

You do not necessarily have to accept a guilty plea. Explore your options with skilled, proven advocates by your side. Call us today.

Possession of a Controlled Substance Laws

Just like most other states, Arkansas' drug laws are complex. This is because these criminal statutes must be written to account for various factors related to the alleged offense. For example, there are six drug "Schedules" outlined in these statutes. Schedule I describes the most illicit and potentially dangerous narcotics and Schedules V and VI describe illegal, but probably less-addictive substances like marijuana and prescription medications.

What other factors go into determining a drug possession charge?

  • The type of controlled substance involved
  • The amount of the controlled substance involved
  • The accused's criminal history (if any)
  • The location of the arrest (city, park, school, community center, etc.)

Many of those accused of drug possession feel that, because the substance was found on their person or on their property, they have no recourse other than to plead guilty. At our firm, we're not interested in immediately securing a plea deal for our clients—instead we'll first examine the circumstances of the arrest and determine if there are issues with the state's evidence or if there is a search and seizure violation. No matter what the details of your case may be, you can rest assured that we will tirelessly pursue to best possible outcome on your behalf.

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