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Assisting Residents of Bangor with Asserting a Defense to a Pending Criminal Drug Charge

There is no disputing that drug charges can result in serious criminal penalties if you are ultimately convicted. If you have been arrested, charged, and convicted of a drug offense, you could be looking at jail time, along with possible fines, probation, and other penalties.

Fortunately, however, there are several legal defenses that you might be able to raise in response to a criminal drug charge. For example, you might be able to allege that you did not own the drugs in question or were not aware that they were even present in the location where they were discovered. 

If you or someone you love is facing criminal drug charges, the experienced Bangor drug charge attorneys at The Maine Criminal Defense Group could help you defend against your charge. 

Please contact us online today to learn more about how we could assist you with your pending criminal case.  

Proving a Drug Case

As with all criminal cases and criminal charges, the prosecuting attorney has the burden of proving every element of your charge beyond a reasonable doubt. This can sometimes be a difficult burden for the prosecution to overcome. You, as the defendant, do not have to prove anything in your criminal case, and if the prosecuting attorney fails to satisfy one or more legal elements of the criminal drug charge, your charge could be subject to dismissal.

Types of Drug Charges

There are several different types of criminal drug charges in the State of Maine that could subject you to criminal prosecution. Some common types of drug charges include:

  • Illegal drug possession — where the accused is found with illegal drugs on his or her person, or where the drugs are found in an area where the accused was recently present and over which the accused had actual physical control.
  • Illegal drug sale — illegal drug sales are also sometimes referred to as illegal drug trafficking. The penalties imposed upon conviction for drug trafficking are typically based upon the type of drug which is being trafficked, along with the quantity of the drug in question.
  • Possessing drug paraphernalia – Drug paraphernalia can include pipes, bongs, scales, and other instruments that are used to measure or sell illegal drugs. Even possessing drug paraphernalia, in some instances, could result in jail time, along with other potential penalties.

Defenses to a Drug Charge

If you are facing a criminal drug charge, there are several legal defenses that you might be able to argue in response to that criminal charge. First, you might be able to argue that during the investigation, a law enforcement officer violated your constitutional right against self-incrimination and/or your constitutional right against unlawful searches and seizures.

Next, you might be able to argue that you did not know about the drugs in question and/or that you did not harbor the required criminal intent necessary to commit the drug crime. Finally, you could argue that the prosecuting attorney failed to satisfy all of the legal elements of proof necessary to obtain a conviction in your case. An experienced Bangor drug charge attorney could assist you with formulating a strong legal defense to your drug charge.

Call a Bangor Drug Charge Attorney Today

The experienced legal team at The Maine Criminal Defense Group is ready to help you defend against your criminal drug charge today. To schedule a case evaluation and legal consultation with a Bangor drug charge attorney, please contact us online to learn more about how we could assist. 

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