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If you are being prosecuted for drug possession in New Mexico, you need skilled criminal defense attorneys to represent you. New Mexico Legal Group has represented people facing drug possession charges for over 30 years. We have a comprehensive knowledge of New Mexico’s laws. We will put forth an aggressive defense that will render favorable results for your case.

New Mexico Drug Possession Statutes

New Mexico laws regarding illegal drug possession tend to be based on the abusive tendencies associated with the respective drug. It is illegal for people to possess a controlled substance without a valid prescription. Some of the drugs considered the most dangerous are cocaine, heroin, and meth. Under certain conditions, people diagnosed with cancer are permitted to possess and use marijuana.

Drug Possession Criminal Punishment

Sentencing for drug possession convictions vary. The penalties can range from paying a minor fine and spending a few days in jail to being imprisoned for more than a year. The extent of the punishment depends on the type of drugs in the offender’s possession, the quantity, and the offender’s criminal record.

  • No more than 15 days in jail and at least a $100 fine for petty misdemeanor
  • No more than 1 year in jail and up to a $1,000 fine for misdemeanor
  • No more than 18 months of imprisonment for fourth degree felony

Drug Possession Defenses

We thoroughly review the facts to create a strong defense for your case. Sometimes, people accused of drug possession are subjected to criminal procedures that are not properly executed by law enforcement. The evidence may have been seized without police officers having a valid warrant or without having probable cause to begin a search. Some people are not informed of their rights and don’t realize that they are not required to speak to police officers without having an attorney present. We perform a thorough investigation to find out if any aspect of the state prosecutor’s case can be challenged.

Contact a New Mexico Drug Possession Defense Lawyer

Contact our law firm by calling (505) 843-7303 today if you are dealing with drug possession charges. We provide legal assistance to people in Rio Rancho, Albuquerque and other cities in New Mexico. We offer free initial consultations in our Rio Rancho and Albuquerque offices. You don’t have to face these drug possession charges on your own. You should have a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney working on your behalf to help you get cleared of these charges.

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"There aren't words enough to express my joy and admiration for all your fine efforts your office and staff put forth in this victorious outcome you delivered to me." - D.P., Albuquerque, N.M. “I wanted to thank you for your great work in getting my husband’s case dismissed. I was confident from the beginning that everything would turn out o.k., but I was truly amazed by your handling of the state’s witnesses at trial.” - C.K., Albuquerque “Cynthia managed my case with courteous professionalism. Her responses to my inquiries were always timely, along with those of her assistant. Cynthia’s careful attention to detail placed us in the best possible position to achieve the eventual positive outcome for the case – she made all the right ‘moves’.” - M.S., Albuquerque