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    Drug Cases

    Outside of medical marijuana issues, drug cases come in two categories;  possession for use and possession for sales/actual sales. The difference in the two categories may come down to the amount of drugs found, and what other items are present to show the intended purpose of the drugs found. The penalties for sales cases are obviously higher and the consequences are more severe than possession for personal use. In all these cases, the need to remain silent continues and getting the case reduced should be the goal. In possession for use cases, many times a recovery program may be provided, allowing you to avoid a conviction. Since the common thread in all cases is who had possession and what they intended to do with it, exercise your right to remain silent even if confronted by law enforcement and questioned. Consult our Know Your Rights Handbook on what to say in these situations and seek out counsel.

    Keith J. Staten & Associates has handled numerous drug cases and find that you must not volunteer information to law enforcement because they will use it against you later. Ask about the People v Kambon and People v Williams drug case victories for examples of how you must position yourself and why a good lawyer is necessary to avoid jail time.