Connecticut Drug Possession Defense Attorneys
The punishment you could face for marijuana possession depends on many factors, including the amount of drugs that were seized from your car, home or person. If you are found in possession of a large quantity of marijuana, you may also be facing drug trafficking charges, such as possession with intent to sell or distribute charge.
At Berman & Russo, we have more than 50 years of combined experience defending clients’ facing with drug charges. Contact us for a free initial consultation.
How An Experienced Lawyer Can Help You
In some instances, we can work with the court to have the charges against you reduced. If you are facing a charge of intent to distribute, we may be able to have that reduced to a possession charge. If you are charged with possession of pot, we may be able to work with the prosecutor and have the charge reduced to possession of drug paraphernalia.
If you are convicted of any kind of drug possession in Connecticut, you may qualify for drug treatment or drug education programs. We also work with the court to have our clients placed in a community service labor program in lieu of jail time. There are many factors used to evaluate whether you qualify for these programs. An experienced attorney can help you make the most effective arguments to minimize the consequence of a conviction.
Sentences For Drug Crimes Can Be Severe
While Connecticut has recently decriminalized marijuana possession for small amounts, the penalties for conviction of more than half an ounce are more severe in Connecticut than they are in some of our neighboring states.
We represent clients throughout Hartford County (east of the Connecticut River) and Tolland County, including the communities of South Windsor, Windsor, East Windsor, Hartford, Bloomfield, Enfield, Windsor Locks, East Hartford, Manchester, Glastonbury, Marlborough, Somers, Stafford, Stafford Springs, Union, Ellington, Tolland, Willington, Vernon, Bolton, Coventry, Mansfield, Storrs, Andover, Hebron, Columbia and Middletown.