Felony & Misdemeanor Drug Charge Attorney

in Bangor, ME

Drug Charges Defense Attorney

Attorney William G. Bart

Drug laws can be very complex depending on jurisdiction in most states, and Maine’s are no different. An example of this would be recreational marijuana use being legal in the state of Maine, but illegal federally.
With complicated laws that are difficult to understand when it comes to drug possession, use, and distribution, it is important to have an experienced attorney on your side.
That attorney is Attorney Bill Bart in Bangor, ME. Attorney Bart is an experienced criminal defense attorney with 15 years of experience in criminal defense. Teaming up with Attorney Bart, you can take the first steps in fighting drug charges at the state level.

Take the first step today and call Attorney Bill Bart at (207) 945-6111, or contact him online.

Class D Misdemeanor Drug Possession

in the State of Maine

In most cases, possession of certain types of drugs in Maine is a misdemeanor. Possession of a Schedule W or Schedule X controlled substance is a Class D misdemeanor, which carries a maximum sentence of up to 364 days in jail and a maximum fine of $2,000.00. Schedule W drugs are typically the most dangerous because of the potential for addiction.
Some prominent examples of Schedule W controlled substances in Maine include cocaine, heroin, oxycodone, LSD, PCP, amphetamines, and most hallucinogens (such as MDMA).
Possession of a Scheduled X controlled substance is also a Class D misdemeanor, which levy the same maximum sentencing and fines as above. Schedule X controlled substances tend to have more medicinal uses than their Schedule W counterparts.

Some examples of commonly abused Schedule X controlled substances include nalorphine, methaqualone, some stimulants, tranquilizers (such as ketamine), and certain hallucinogens (including mushrooms and hashish).

Class E Misdemeanor Drug Possession

in the State of Maine

Felony Drug Possession

in the State of Maine

Class E Misdemeanors carry maximum jail sentences of up to six months, and maximum fines of up to $1,000.00. Class E misdemeanor drug law includes controlled substances in Schedules Y and Z. Schedule Y controlled substances typically appear in prescription drugs, but can have potentially addictive chemicals. Some notable examples include Valium and codeine.
Schedule Z controlled substances include any controlled substance that has not been scheduled. When marijuana was illegal in Maine, it would have been considered a Schedule Z controlled substance.

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While most drug possession cases in Maine are considered misdemeanors, there are certain controlled substances that are felonies to possess when you have a prior drug conviction. The possession of hydrocodone, oxycodone, methamphetamine, hydromorphine (Dilaudid), heroin, or crack cocaine, with a prior drug conviction, is considered a Class C felony. Class C felony drug charges carry sentences of up to five years in prison, and up to $5,000.00 in fines.
Possessions of certain amounts of Schedule W controlled substances can actually be upgraded to Class B felonies. The law in Maine considers possession of 14+ grams of cocaine, 14+ grams of methamphetamine, or 4+ grams of crack cocaine to be Class B felonies. Class B felonies include maximum sentences of up to 10 years in prison, and up to $20,000.00 in fines.

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