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What Is Possession of Controlled Substance?

In Kentucky a controlled substance is any drug which is manufactured or otherwise spelled out by state statutes. Controlled substances may be marijuana, cocaine, heroin in addition to prescription medications. Over-the-counter medications are generally not considered to be "controlled" and subject to legislation. Possession of a Controlled Substance (PCS) may be anything from a misdemeanor to a class C felony, depending on both the substance as well as the amount. Rarely, PCS may be charged by the federal authorities and subject to federal criminal liability. This occurs most often when there is a significant investigation and the belief that the Defendant is engaged in large scale trafficking of the controlled substance. There have been numerous changes to the laws regarding Possession of Controlled Substances in Kentukcy in 2011 and 2012. Some charges have been reduced and the law now allows for pretrial diversion in certain cases. The law also allows for the charges to ultimately be dismissed and possibly expunged, depending on the charge, type of substance and amount. How you deal with the authorities may have an impact on the resolution of your case. Having a knowledgeable attorney can also greatly assist in a favorable outcome. If you have questions or neeed a consultation, contact me via this site, email at [email protected] or call at 859-581-6453.

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