Archive for the ‘Drug Crimes’ Category

Were you recently charged with drug possession? Are you wondering, “How do you get a possession charge dropped?” If so, you aren’t alone. Many people in this situation ask the same question. Keep reading to learn more about how to get a possession charge dismissed and how an experienced attorney plays an integral part in this process. Understanding Drug Possession Charges There isn’t just one catch-all drug possession charge in the state of Kentucky. Because of this, prosecutors may charge you with a first-, second-, or third-degree offense. The drug […]


Do First-Time Drug Offenders Go to Jail

Based on the latest media 24/7 spin, every major city in the country is suffering from drug abuse, drug-related crime, and drug addiction problems. It’s no surprise that lots of laws have also been passed increasing penalties for illegal drug activity and related arrests. So, for the average person, it’s a common assumption that a first-time drug offense could result in time in jail, depending on the severity of the charge and details of the arrest. Interestingly, the real answer varies considerably from state to state and from case to […]


A Man being arrested | Drug Charges Lawyer

If you’ve been arrested or are under investigation, you may wonder, how can I get off on drug charges? Arrests involving illegal drugs are common in Kentucky. Over the years, we’ve handled just about every state and federal drug charge. We’ve learned from that experience and can put that knowledge to work for you. How Do Drug Charges Work? To answer how do drug charges work, it helps to look at the laws that cover just about everything related to illegal drugs. They include: Paraphernalia: Equipment used to produce, prepare, […]


A Man being arrested | Drug Charges Lawyer

Is drug possession a felony in KY? Learn what type of possession is a felony from the skilled attorneys at Dan Carman Law. If you were charged with possession, we can help.


A Man being arrested | Drug Charges Lawyer

Felony charges come in a variety of types, depending on the severity of the crime. In Kentucky, possession of a controlled substance is a Class D felony, punishable by one to five years in prison. Trafficking is a Class C felony, punishable by five to 10 years in prison. Repeat offenders and those charged with certain other drug-related crimes can face even more serious charges, and the most severe crimes can lead to a sentence of up to 50 years, or even life imprisonment. Regardless of the specific charges against […]


What is the Average Sentence for Drug Possession?

What is the average sentence for drug possession? The possession of many different kinds of drugs is considered illegal under Kentucky law, leaving it difficult to determine the average sentence for drug possession. If found guilty of possession, the sentence will vary depending on the amount in possession, what drug was possessed and whether or not the defendant is a repeat offender. If the amount is large enough, a defendant may be charged with possession with intent to sell. It’s a crime to possess any amount of marijuana in Kentucky. […]


What Should You do if Charged with a Drug Crime?

More importantly, what shouldn’t you do if you’re charged with a Kentucky drug crime? You shouldn’t answer any questions without your attorney being present. You need to plead the Fifth Amendment, just like you see on TV shows, and tell the arresting officers you will not answer questions (other than giving basic information to identify yourself) without first talking to an attorney. As you should have heard from the officers when you were told your Miranda rights, anything you say really can be used against you in a court of […]


What Is Third-Degree Drug Possession in Kentucky?

A third-degree drug possession charge in Kentucky is a less serious drug-related crime, but it still needs to be taken seriously. A conviction could potentially result in jail time, a fine and a lost job. Having a criminal record could make it more difficult for you to be hired, promoted or rent a home. Under Kentucky law, a person is guilty of possession of a controlled substance in the third degree if he or  she knowingly and unlawfully possesses a controlled substance classified in Schedules IV or V. Those schedules […]