Is it considered a felony or a misdemeanor if a minor gets charged with possession of a controlled substance? 9 Answers as of May 23, 2013
What is it considered if a minor is charged with possession of a controlled substance (ecstasy), which was half a pill? Is it a felony or a misdemeanor, also he was in the diversion program
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Timothy J. Thill P.C.
| Timothy J. Thill
It is a felony, here in Illinois. He stands a good chance of losing his diversion program by getting arrested. He will be dealt with in the juvenile system once again, the penalty up to the prosecutor and/or judge.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Beaulier Law Office
| Maury Beaulier
You indicate that the person possessed or sold a Schedule I drug which is a felony offense. You must retain experienced counsel
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
William L. Welch, III Attorney
| William L. Welch, III
Possession is a misdemeanor, but possession with the intent to distribute is a felony. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you evaluate the prosecution's case, any defenses that you might have, and any plea offer that might be made, so that you can decide whether to go to trial.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
Barton Barton & Plotkin
| Maurice Ross
This could be both a felony and a misdemeanor. If he was already in a diversion program, this could be a big problem for him. He needs to retain legal counsel ASAP.
Answer Applies to: New York
Law Office of James E. Smith
| James Smith
Minors are really charged with delinquent acts and not felonies or misdemeanors unless they are certified as adult offenders.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
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