Criminal Defense of Immigrants


§ 21.19 B. Multiple Simultaneous Offenses

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Noncitizens may be convicted, in a single criminal proceeding, of multiple counts of possession of a controlled substance (usually one count for each substance possessed, or a single substance on different days), or of simple possession plus a “lesser” offense such as possession of paraphernalia.  For most purposes, such a disposition will be treated as two separate drug convictions.  However, in some contexts, the convictions may still be considered a single “first time” offense.