Penalties vary depending on the type of drug found in your possession and
Common drugs that law enforcement officers come across include:
- Prescription Drugs
To illustrate how penalties can vary, consider this example: if you are
found with 20 grams or less of marijuana, you will face a first-degree
misdemeanor and run the risk of a year in jail along with a $1,000 fine.
If you, however, have more than 20 grams, you will be charged with a third-degree
felony and will face such penalties as up to 5 years in jail along with
$5000 in monetary fines.
As each individual situation is unique, it is always advised that you contact
a drug defense attorney for specific information.