Possession of a controlled substance

Possession of a controlled substance

You can be charged with possession if you actually have drugs on your person or in your vehicle when you are searched. You can also be charged with possession even if you do not have the drugs on you, but are in joint possession of them with someone else.

Although you may be tempted to plead guilty to a simple possession of drugs just to “get it over with”, having a drug charge on your criminal record can have long-term consequences for you. These can include an inability to travel to certain destinations and may disqualify you from holding a number of jobs, even years in the future.