Are you or somebody you love facing unjust drug possession charges? If so, we have much needed good news for you: Vindicate Law’s drug possession lawyers are standing by, ready to handle your legal defense. Whether you are dealing with misdemeanor drug charges or a more serious drug possession felony, you can rest assured that our team has successfully handled similar cases before

Defining Drug Possession

Our drug possession lawyers know better than anyone that there are two categories of drug possession under Federal Law: Simple possession & possession with intent to distribute. The consequences of the two charges vary greatly.

Simple Possession

Simple possession means that an individual is in possession of drugs or other controlled substances,but for personal use only. These charges tend to be less severe than possession with intent to distribute, which could potentially come with a felony charge and jail time.

Possession with Intent to Distribute

Intent to distribute means that law enforcement officials determined that the individual was likely to sell or share the drugs in question. This is determined by measuring the quantity of drugs on hand, in addition to using evidence like scales and plastic baggies as proof of intent to distribute.

Drug possession can also be classified under the categories, “Actual Possession” and “Constructive Possession,” which are ways of defining where the drugs in question are located. Contact our drug possession attorneys for help defending yourself against any type of drug possession charge

Actual Possession

Actual possession typically means that the illegal substances were found on your person —like in your pocket, for example. Additionally, this means that you are physically in control of the drugs and know that they were there.

Constructive Possession

Constructive possession means that the defendant has access and control over the drugs in question; however, they may not necessarily have them on their person at the time of arrest. Hiding drugs in your sockdrawer, for example, is considered constructive possession.

Drug Scheduling

Schedule I: Drugs with high potential for abuse that have no accepted medical indications.


  • Marijuana
  • LSD
  • Quaaludes
  • Heroin
  • Ecstasy
  • Bath Salts

Schedule II: Commonly abused drugs with high likelihood of causing physical dependence


  • Cocaine
  • Vicodin
  • Methamphetamine
  • Morphine
  • Methadone
  • PCP

Schedule III: Drugs with moderate to low potential for abuse and physical dependence.


  • Anabolic Steroids
  • Codeine Products
  • Chlorphentermine
  • Testosterone
  • Suboxone
  • Ketamine

Schedule IV: Drugs with low potential for abuse; many frequently prescribed medications.


  • Xanax
  • Tramadol
  • Valium
  • Soma
  • Darvocet
  • Ambien

Schedule V: Drugs with the lowest potential for abuse compared to other classifications.


  • Robitussin AC
  • Motofen
  • Parepectolin
  • Lomotil
  • Lyrica
  • CBD

Contact Vindicate Law to Get Drug Possession Charges Dismissed

If you are facing unjust felony drug possession charges, you need to take action —Vindicate Law’s experienced drug possession lawyers have the resources you need to start building a defense. With the help of our distinguished drug possession attorneys, you could potentially have your case dismissed before ever setting foot in a courtroom. Contact us today for your confidential case evaluation, or at (888) 212-4824, and our drug possession lawyers will review the circumstances of your charges.