Juvenile Drug Possession Charge
Juvenile drug possession occurs when a juvenile is in possession of a controlled substance. This can include illegal drugs (marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, or other drugs) or prescription drugs without a proper prescription.
Penalties for Juvenile Drug Possession
Juvenile drug possession results in punishments different from the typical criminal courts. There are a wider range of treatments and probation available to them instead of a forced jail sentence. A juvenile may be sentenced to drug counseling, a drug diversion program, probation, or detention.