In Delaware, individuals who have been arrested and charged with drug offenses have a rather complicated statutory scheme that they have to look at to determine the potential penalties. The state has completely revamped the Office of Medical Examiner, the office that tests drugs, meaning the state is constantly reexamining drug laws and adjusting punishments. Speak with an experienced drug offense attorney at Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C. to discuss your case and clarify the complicated drug laws of Delaware.
The state has its own DEA task force who cooperates with local law enforcement to tackle Delaware’s drug issues. There is a lot of focus on drug laws and penalties in Delaware. Drug possession of all kinds and amounts are constantly examined and adjusted. Again, speaking with an attorney is in your best interest.
Simple possession of marijuana under 175 grams is a misdemeanor, possible jail time, and a maximum fine of $575. Any possession over 175 grams is a felony. For simple marijuana possession, there is a tendency to reduce the penalties. There was even an initiative in the past General Assembly to make possession a civil offense. Not a criminal one.
However, heroin, cocaine, and other highly abused drugs, including prescriptive drugs, call for greater penalties. Whether for personal use or with intent to distribute, the amount of drugs is a really significant factor to the penalties that are imposed. Even for possession of harder drugs, the state of Delaware is leaning towards penalties that are not that significant.
Anytime there is a drug arrest, you should contact a lawyer at Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C. as soon as possible so that the circumstances, amount of drugs involved, police procedure, and potential penalties can be examined. There are many variable to examine for your benefit. Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C. has experienced attorneys available for a consultation on your legal matter. You still have rights and we will work hard to reach the best possible outcome.