Common Defenses Against Drug Possession

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Facing charges of drug possession can be a complex issue to handle on your own. It may seem hopeless fighting, but a great drug possession lawyer at Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. can help change that. But before you speak with a lawyer, you should understand what common defenses may be used against your drug possession charge.


Drugs Were Not Yours

A defense attorney can use this argument to claim that you had no clue that the drugs were in your possession. Although it is not the most vigorous defense, it’s still common. But before you speak to authorities stating your argument, speak with an attorney. We’re available 24/7 if you require legal assistance for a drug possession charge.

Unlawful Search

Under the Fourth Amendment, citizens are protected from unlawful search and seizure. Suppose you were in a situation where the authorities found evidence through an illegal search, like prying open your trunk without permission. In that case, the court will exclude that evidence at the trial.

However, if illicit drugs were found in direct sight, they can be seized and used against you in the trial.

Medical Marijuana Possession

Under Minnesota Statutes §§152.22-152.37., patients with a legal medical marijuana card may purchase medical cannabis flower from licensed providers. To prove this, you will most likely require a note from your doctor.


Entrapment happens when a defendant engages in criminal activities because they were persuaded to do so by authorities. If authorities did go far enough to harass you into committing a crime, entrapment might be your best defense. Mention your situation to your attorney to see if this may be your best defense.

Being accused of drug possession is difficult, which is why you need a seasoned attorney on your side. With aggressive legal representation, the Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm, P.A. team can successfully have your charges reduced or dismissed. Contact our office today to learn more about how we can assist you today.

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