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SIMPLE POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE
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The charge of possession of a controlled substance occurs when a law enforcement officer alleges that the accused knowingly and intentionally possessed a controlled substance. In most cases, an officer will allege that he recovered narcotics after searching the accused’s clothing, automobile, or home. In other drug charge cases, an officer will allege that he witnessed the accused throw or drop the narcotics on the ground.

There are many defenses available to individuals charged with possession of a controlled substance. The attorneys at The Simms Firm, PLC have handled hundreds of possession cases. The attorneys can file a motion to suppress any recovered narcotics based on a variety of constitutional violations by the arresting officer. The key questions include: 1. Why was the accused stopped or approached by officers? If the stop was without a legal basis then the narcotics can be suppressed. 2. Was there a search? If the police violated your constitutional rights during the search then the narcotics can be suppressed.

If the drugs were not found on your person, then there are also several defenses that can be raised . The officer’s observations and ability to observe can be challenged on cross examination. The attorneys at The Simms Firm, PLC are well equipped to establish a legal defense strategy which will give you the best defense available.