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POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE IN RHODE ISLAND

Experienced Rhode Island Possession of a Controlled Substance Lawyer

At Marin and Barrett, Inc., our drug defense lawyers have handled thousands of cases charging simple possession of a controlled substance throughout the State of Rhode Island.  Our effective strategies have helped these clients stay out of jail, avoid a felony conviction, and oftentimes leave with no criminal record at all.

We have experience representing clients facing a wide variety of simple possession charges including the possession of cocaine, heroin, marijuana, fentanyl, tetrahydrocannabinol, xanax, adderall, oxycontin, oxycodone, and dozens of other controlled substances.  Our drug defense strategies have a proven track record of success.  Let us put them to work for you.

Are you facing charges for possession of a controlled substance in Rhode Island?  Call us today to schedule a no obligation drug possession defense strategy session at 401-228-8271

Possession of a Controlled Substance Charges in R.I.

Being arrested for possession of a controlled substance in Rhode Island can have extremely severe consequences.  The Rhode Island Uniform Controlled Substances Act contains the R.I. laws regarding possession of a controlled substance.  According to the Act,

Possession of Heroin, Cocaine, Fentanyl, or other Controlled Substances

  • Upon conviction, the individual faces up to three years in jail and up to a $5,000 fine for a first offense

Second Offense Possession of a Controlled Substance

  • Upon conviction, the individual faces up to six years in jail and up to a $10,000 fine

Third Offense Possession of a Controlled Substance

  • Upon conviction, the individual faces up to nine years in jail and up to a $15,000 fine

Defense Strategies for Rhode Island Possession of a Controlled Substance Charges

Drug possession charges present a unique case that should only be handled by an experienced and skilled drug defense lawyer.  Many of the defenses and tactics available to defend against Rhode Island drug possession charges are not readily apparent to the untrained or inexperienced attorney or defendant.  Therefore, it is vital that you seek a drug possession defense strategy session to explore the myriad of potential defenses available to these types of charges including search and seizure issues, constitutional rights issues, and toxicology issues that may be present.  Do NOT simply give up and plead guilty because you assume that there is sufficient evidence to convict you.

Rhode Island Drug Possession Defense Attorney: What Can We Do For You?

If you have been arrested and charged in Rhode Island with simple possession of a controlled substance, it is important to seek experienced legal advice as soon as possible.  Our experienced drug possession defense attorneys will meet with you and confidentially discuss the facts of your case, any legal or constitutional defenses you may have, and your best strategy moving forward.  We have handled 1,000's of drug possession cases and can put our experience and knowledge to work for you right away.

Attorney Marin Named A SuperLawyers Rising Star Five Consecutive Years 2014-2019

Attorney Matthew Marin has been named a Rhode Island Rising Star by SuperLawyers for 6 consecutive years from 2014 thru 2019. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Rhode Island are selected by the Research Team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers selects lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in their practice area.


Rhode Island Member of the National College for DUI Defense

Attorney Marin is a Rhode Island General Member of the National College for DUI Defense. Members represent some of the most experienced and cutting edge DUI defense attorney's throughout the Country. Nationwide, DUI laws are extremely complex and constantly changing and the College facilitates the exchange of innovative defenses throughout the Country.