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possession

Exercising dominion or control over property.There are two varieties of real property possession. Actual possession occurs when property is in the immediate physical control and occupancy of a party. Constructive possession exists as to the whole of a property when someone is in actual possession of a part.

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3d at 208, 210 (indicating Alsol and Powell prosecuted only as criminal possession offenders and not recidivists).
Of that amount, an astounding 252,485 (or almost 97 percent of all marijuana possession arrests) involved the lowest marijuana offense in the penal code, the misdemeanor of criminal possession in the fifth degree.
Tatum, the star of such hit films as "Paper Moon," "Little Darlings" and "The Bad News Bears" in the 1970s, was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.
He was charged as a juvenile with second-degree assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
Prestwood has pleaded not guilty to a charge of criminal possession of a weapon.
On January 5, police arrested the man and charged him with First-Degree Murder, Attempted First-Degree Murder, Criminal Use of a Firearm, and Criminal Possession of a Loaded Firearm.
357 Ruger Black Hawk revolver and a shotgun, No one in the group possessed a NYS pistol permit, The driver was charged with two counts of fourth degree criminal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of fireworks, littering on a WMA, and failure to obey a posted notice for parking in a disabled parking spot, He was remanded to the Jefferson County Public Safety Building on $250 bail,
The 6-0 decision came after an offender convicted in 1994 of assault and criminal possession of a weapon was compelled in March 2000 to submit a DNA sample.
Two days later, after proffering as identification an expired driver's license bearing an altered date, he was charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument and jailed for four days.
They arrested passenger Jerry Glenn and, after finding more drugs on him, charged him with both criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of drug paraphernalia.
From a wire service article in The Capital Times of Madison, Wisconsin, on a New York man who allegedly made and sold fake police badges: "Elliot Sash, forty-four, was charged with eleven counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument, one count of criminal sale of a police uniform, and one count of unlawful use of a police uniform.
According to police, Gamble's rap sheet spans seven years and three states, and it includes convictions for maiming, assault with the intent to cause serious injury, and criminal possession of a weapon.