Misdemeanor Drug Crimes
The state of Delaware has very strict laws regarding any type of drug crime. A Delaware drug crime is either a misdemeanor or a felony charge. Even a misdemeanor drug charge in Delaware can wreak havoc on many aspects of your life if convicted. This is true if you are a minor, or an adult. If you are facing drug charges in Delaware, do not wait to consult with a Defense Attorney.
Call the Law Offices Murray, Phillips & Gay to discuss protecting your right during this trying time. Our Dover, Delaware drug crime law office can be reached at 302-697-2499. Our Georgetown, Delaware drug crime defense law office can be dialed at 302-855-9300. You can also email Kent County Delaware Drug Possession Lawyers Julianne E. Murray & Ronald D. Phillips. The Law Murray, Phillips & Gay offers free consultations to those accused of drug crimes in Kent County, Delaware and Sussex County, Delaware.
Misdemeanor Drug Crimes In Delaware
The following are very common misdemeanor drug crimes in Delaware:
- Marijuana possession
- Cocaine possession
- Heroin possession
- Bath salts possession
- Drug paraphernalia possession
Consequences of a Misdemeanor Drug Arrest in Delaware
Even misdemeanor drug arrests are taken seriously in Delaware. You could be facing serious consequences such as hefty fines, probation, and other disciplinary actions. If you are actively in possession of drugs or drug paraphernalia, you can be arrested. The extent of your charges will depend on how cooperative you are and how much of the drug or paraphernalia they find.
Class A Misdemeanor
The most serious class and punishable by up to 1 year in jail and a fine of up to $2,300. The court may also require you to pay restitution such as medical expenses, property damage, or other costs incurred by others as a result of your crime.
Class B Misdemeanor
Punishable by up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,150. You may also be required to pay restitution. Prostitution, pimping, and pandering are classified as a Class B Misdemeanor.
Some drug arrests are considered Unclassified Misdemeanors. Possession or use of any amount of marijuana is an unclassified misdemeanor. It is punishable with up to 30 days in jail and a fine of up to $575.
Contact A Delaware Attorney
Do not face your pending drug charges without the aid of an experienced Delaware Drug Crime Defense Attorney. As your attorney, we will do our best to get your charges dropped or dismissed. If that is not possible we will devise a sound defense in an effort to minimize the ramifications of your pending charges. Call Delaware Drug Crime Attorneys in the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay at 302-697-2499 or 302-855-9300. You can also email Delaware Drug Crime Attorneys.