In Connecticut, possession of controlled substances is illegal. At the Hartford law offices of Rome McGuigan, P.C., our attorneys help those facing criminal drug possession charges resolve their legal issues effectively.

Treating The Underlying Cause Of Drug Possession Charges

In Connecticut, the possession of nonprescription drugs, narcotics, hallucinogens and other types of controlled substances, including heroin, benzodiazepine, marijuana and opiates, is illegal. Penalties differ depending on the type and amount of drugs involved, the age of the offender, and whether this was a first or repeated offense. Depending on the circumstances, drug possession penalties range from $1,000 up to $250,000, and offenders face prison sentences ranging from one to 25 years.

Depending on the circumstances and amount of substances in your possession at the time of your arrest, you may be charged with drug trafficking or distribution.

At Rome McGuigan, P.C., our attorneys build intelligent, solid legal defense strategies that help our clients overcome their criminal charges and move forward with their lives. When individuals in the Hartford area are charged with drug crimes, they know our team of experienced litigators will provide them with the legal advice and counsel they need to obtain the most beneficial resolution possible.

Marijuana Sales Arrest

Except in the limited circumstances where marijuana is prescribed for medicinal purposes by a doctor, possession of marijuana in Connecticut is illegal. Penalties for possession of marijuana differ depending on the amount in possession, and whether this is the offender's first or subsequent charge. Charges range from noncriminal violations to misdemeanors to felony possession. Depending on the charge involved, those convicted face penalties from the hundreds to thousands of dollars and may face up to 10 years in jail.

If you have been charged with possession of a controlled substance, contact the drug possession defense lawyers of Rome McGuigan, P.C., at 860-560-8037 or toll free at 866-558-6182.