You can’t believe that you are going to have to go to court to fight drug possession charges. Even though drugs were found in your home, the police have no proof that they belong to you—but you’re not sure the judge will see it your way. Is there any hope for fighting the charges if no drugs were found on your person?
There are typically two kinds of drug possession charges: actual possession and constructive possession. In both cases, possession means control over illegal or dangerous substances, such as cocaine, marijuana, ecstasy, or prescription medication. Possession can also include access to paraphernalia or devices that are commonly used for the consumption or creation of illegal drugs.
In South Dakota, the rules for convicting a person for drug possession involve:
If you are facing charges of drug possession, it is vital that you speak with a criminal defense lawyer who has experience handling drug possession cases. You should only speak with investigators and law enforcement officers in the presence of your lawyer to ensure that your rights are protected. Call Zimmer, Duncan and Cole, LLP today at 888-733-2992 to have us examine the details of your case and explain your legal options.