Misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance

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 Misdemeanor 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 has in his possession a controlled substance that is a nonnarcotic drug classified in Schedule I (except lysergic acid diethylamide), or a controlled substance classified in Schedules III, IV, V and VI is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, may be imprisoned for not more than one (1) year, or fined not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or both.

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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.

Do not let a drug conviction follow you around for the rest of your life! Let me fight for your rights, your freedom, and your future!

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