Drug Possession Charges: Misdemeanors, Felonies and Penalties

Portland Maine drug possession attorneyAs a Maine drug possession attorney, I get a lot of questions about the elements of drug possession, the severity of the charge and the possible sentences. Drug possession in Maine can be a misdemeanor with a fine only, or a felony with a possible sentence of up to 10 years in prison. It all depends on the kind of drug, the amount possessed and the defendant’s prior drug convictions. Use these links to skip to a section below:

  1. Elements of drug possession
  2. Maine drug classifications
  3. Misdemeanor drug possession
  4. Felony drug possession
  5. Marijuana possession
  6. Other consequences
  7. Drug possession defense

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