Drugs: Simple Possession

There are two basic drug offenses in the District of Columbia: (1) drug possession, and (2) drug dealing. Today’s entry will deal with the misdemeanor offense of drug possession. The crime of drug possession requires: (1) knowing or… Read More

Penalties: Drug Distribution

The penalty in D.C. for a conviction for drug distribution or possession with intent to distribute depends on the type of drug involved. In earlier posts, I described how the D.C. Code groups controlled substances into five schedules… Read More

Penalties: Simple Possession of Illegal Drugs

The maximum penalty for a first conviction of simple possession in the District of Columbia, regardless of the substance involved, is 180 days of incarceration, with a maximum fine of $1000. The maximum penalty for a second or… Read More

Drug Distribution

The second major drug offense in the District of Columbia is the felony charge of drug distribution or possession with intent to distribute (PWID) – what we generally refer to as “drug dealing.” In order to secure a… Read More