Methamphetamine, which is known more commonly as crystal meth or meth, is a highly addictive drug. Meth can be legal in some situations when it is obtained with a prescription, but other times it becomes a particularly dangerous drug when it is used incorrectly for purposes it is not meant for. Meth use has increased dramatically over the past few years due to addictions and now more people are being caught in possession of this drug. If you have been caught in this situation, how does the prosecutor in your case prove meth possession?
How Possession of Meth is Proven
You as the defendant can be convicted of possessing meth for personal consumption or sale if the prosecution can prove it. What happens if you were stopped by police and didn’t have meth on you but you were still accused of being in possession of it? Without proof, your case cannot move forward. If the prosecutor knew that you possessed the substance and had it on you at the time that you were caught by police, this would be enough to build a case against you (even if the drugs were not yours!) The same can be said if you have items on you that are used to make meth, such as paraphernalia.
If you have been charged with meth possession, you might defend yourself in a few ways. One example is to show that you had a valid prescription or that the meth belonged to somebody else and that you didn’t know that you had it on you at the time. Perhaps a friend was in your vehicle and left it there by accident. If you have been charged with possession with intent to sell, you might claim that you were only using it for personal use.
If you have been charged with a drug crime, you might have questions for an experienced defense attorney. We want to stand by your side in your time of need. Call us for more information at the Law Office of Peter Blair.