When facing drug possession charges, it’s important to understand how these charges may impact your rights, record and future. Check out 3 things to consider after getting charged with drug possession in Kansas or Missouri and learn how to get the representation you need for your case.
If you've been charged with drug possession, it's important to know what options you have at your defense, and how to protect your rights.
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Possession of a controlled substance occurs if you have the ability and intention to control it, and criminal possession of a controlled substance can be proven by police and prosecutors in three different ways:
Actual possession is when the accused has physical control over the controlled substance, which means the person is carrying it on themselves and has the ability to control it.
Constructive possession may occur when the controlled substance is not actually physically on the person, but is found on or around the individual’s property. In order to prove constructive possession, the police and prosecutors must show that the accused had knowledge of the drug’s presence and must have the ability to control it. More than one person can be charged with constructive possession of the same drug. i.e. – when police find drugs in a car and the driver and passenger(s) are charged with possession of the same drug.
Shared possession can be proven when the police and prosecutors can establish that the accused had partial control of the controlled substance, if the drug is being shared.