Drug possession is the crime of having one or more
illegal drugs in one's possession, either for
personal use, distribution, sale or otherwise.
Illegal drugs fall into different categories and
sentences vary depending on the amount, type of
drug, circumstances, and jurisdiction. A person has
possession of drugs if he or she has actual physical
control of the drugs (they have the drugs in their
hands) or if the drugs are on that person. A person
also has possession of drugs if he or she has the
power and intent to control their disposition and
The penalty for illegal drug possession and sale can
vary from a small fine to a prison sentence. In some
states, marijuana possession is considered to be a
petty offense, with the penalty being comparable to
that of a speeding violation. Generally, however,
drug possession is an arrestable offense, with
repercussions including large fines and possible
incarceration or probation.
If you have been charged with drug possession in
Charlotte you should contact a lawyer!