Effective Defense for Clients in Jacksonville, Sherwood, and Surrounding Areas of Pulaski County
Arkansas is a state that doesn’t mess around when it comes to crimes like drug possession. Prosecutors relentlessly pursue such cases and will work hard to get a conviction. The consequences of being found guilty of drug possession can result in jail time, a prison sentence, heavy fines, and other negative repercussions. If you’ve been arrested for possession of drugs, you may be feeling scared and unsure of your future. Your best hope for coming out of this in good standing would be to hire an experienced drug possession defense attorney to fight for you in court.
Jacob Denson will aggressively defend you against charges of possession so you can preserve your reputation and future. Our extensive knowledge and strategic approach have led to many favorable outcomes for clients we’ve represented in North Little Rock and throughout Pulaski County. In the courtroom, you have no allies or friendly faces to hear your story, but with us in your corner, you can hold your head high.
The Basics of Drug Possession in Arkansas
Our state classifies drug possession as any illegal possession of a controlled substance and can be filed as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the amount of drugs involved and the type of drug. Under certain circumstances, such as intent to sell or distribute, drug possession can be escalated to other criminal offenses.
Illegal controlled substances that can land you in trouble include:
- Prescription painkillers
Penalties for misdemeanor drug possession charges range from 30 days to one year in prison and between $500 to $2,500 of prison time depending on the class. For felony drug possession, the fines are larger—up to $10,000 or more—and the prison time is lengthier, with time ranging from as little as three years all the way up to life in prison.
Defenses to Drug Possession
When you retain us to defend you in your drug possession case, we will carefully explore all the possible defenses and work closely with you to help build a strong defense. From combing through police reports to looking for mistakes to determine whether your rights were violated due to illegal search and seizure, we will look at all the facts and arguments to weaken the prosecution’s case and help your chances.
Some defenses we can explore include:
- The drugs did not belong to you
- You were not aware they were in your possession
- Issues with how law enforcement handled the case
- Not enough evidence
- Your Fourth Amendment rights were violated
As frightening and hopeless as the situation may feel, you can take hope in knowing that by having us on your side, you won’t be taking on the courts alone. Our efforts have helped numerous clients in Pulaski County keep their licenses, avoid jail and prison time, reduce heavy fines, and prevent other legal consequences.
Ready To Fight Your Drug Possession Charges in North Little Rock?
When you have been charged with a drug possession crime, you need experienced defense lawyers who will aggressively protect your rights. As members of the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, we have the credentials and connections to defend you with confidence.
We can help you navigate through the complex legal system and take some of the stress off your mind. At Jacob Denson, you will be dealing directly with a lawyer and not a paralegal or aid. With 24/7 availability, regular communication, and personalized attention, you can take comfort in knowing your case is in good hands.