Possession of an illegal drug constitutes a criminal offense under Article 10 of the Law on the Abuse of Drugs and Trafficking in Human Beings of 1985 (NSV). The maximum sentence is two years in prison. To prove possession, the prosecution must first prove that:
– The illegal drug was in possession of the accused person
– A person knew she was in possession of an illegal drug
Each accused person may have a defense if:
– The substance is not forbidden
– The substance was not in your possession
– You did not know that the substance was in your possession
Do you get a criminal record?
According to the verdict, you can be sentenced to imprisonment of up to 2 years. However, the maximum penalty for someone who has files and the past of criminal charges.
Is there a court order and a failure to appear in court?
The police will sometimes have the opportunity to make a written statement. In that case, you can declare yourself guilty and avoid going to court. This is not recommended. It is always better to appear to the court personally, and it is advisable for you to be represented by a lawyer, especially if you hope to avoid criminal convictions. Work shall be subject to a maximum sentence of 2 years in prison. Attending the court, you show judges to understand your actions and accept responsibility seriously.
Are police allowed to use sniffing dogs to detect drugs?
Many people who are accused of possession of drugs have discovered a police dog. If a cop suspects and has justifiable reasons to have an illegal substance in their possession, they can stop you in a detailed search. It’s important:
– Police do not need to use means for finding drugs if a person is asked for a sports event, concert, parade
– The order is also not necessary in case of police raids in bars and pubs.
Do I have the right to quit?
Of course, you have the right to feel. You will no longer be punished for not completing the question. If you have cooperated with the police that can be at your disposal during the trial. If you are in doubt, seek legal advice.
What is the case of drug supply?
The supply of illegal substances is a much more serious charge of possession, and the maximum sentence is between 15 years and life imprisonment. A person will be charged with possession when the amount of substance is below the quantity to be transmitted and where there is proof of supply (e.g., Large amounts of money or small supply). The quantity of supplies for each drug varies, but as an example, methylamphetamine has an amount of 3 g that is transmitted, and ecstasy is 0.75 g. When the amount of drugs found in an individual’s possession is above the amount transmitted, the prosecution can respond to the weight to prove that the drugs were for supply.