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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