Drugs: Simple Possession

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