Idaho takes a strict stance on drug crimes. A conviction can have serious, even life-changing, short and long term consequences affecting your freedom, future, employment, personal relationships, and reputation.
What Is Felony Possession Of A Controlled Substance?
It is unlawful for any person to possess a controlled substance unless the substance was obtained directly from, or pursuant to, a valid prescription or order of a practitioner while acting in the course of his professional practice, or except as otherwise authorized by law.
Any person who is in possession of a controlled substance classified in Schedule I that is a narcotic drug or a controlled substance classified in Schedule II, is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, may be imprisoned for not more than seven (7) years, or fined not more than fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000), or both.
Any person who is in possession of lysergic acid diethylamide is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction, may be imprisoned for not more than three (3) years, or fined not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000), or both.
How Is Possession Defined?
A person has possession of something if the person knows of its presence and has physical control of it, or has the power and intention to control it.
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Beyond a punishment issued by the court, a conviction can be particularly harmful in terms of gaining future employment, state licensing, educational loans, and other benefits.The conviction will show up on background checks and employers tend to be wary of applicants with drug records. But there is hope. An experienced Idaho attorney can often help you defeat the charge and keep the matter off your record.
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