Drug possession is a very serious charge and carries with it serious penalties including fines and jail time. According to American Jurisprudence Journal, the state may establish that possession is either actual or constructive. Actual possession is met when the person being charged with possession has the controlled substance on their person; while constructive possession is met when the person charged with possession has dominion or control over the controlled substance. To exercise dominion or control over the controlled substance, the suspect need not be in the room or area where the drugs are found, but must be proven to have dominion or control over the drugs as against others.
WNEP.com reports that more than a hundred people are being charged with with drug related crimes after Northumberland and Montour County police broke up an alleged drug ring.
If you face criminal charges for drug possession and/or intent to deliver a controlled substance, then you need to defend your legal rights! Whether in Scranton, Wilkes Barre, Milford, Stroudsburg or Honesdale, the first step in combating an unlawful search is to contact a NEPA defense lawyer. A Danville drug lawyer will defend your individual liberty and will fight to have unlawfully seized evidence deemed inadmissible at trial.