The “War on Drugs” has armed law enforcement with a variety of charges at their disposal. Stepping into chewed bubblegum on the sidewalk is a lot like drug charges. Once stuck, it is hard to unstick.
By proactively self-educating on the variety of drug charges you can help to ensure that your rights are protected. With marijuana laws changing from state to state, it can leave a feeling of confusion about what exactly is illegal. Being unclear on the current state and federal laws can lead to unintended issues.
Each of the following has levels of severity, but there are five basic ways of being charged with drugs:
The definition of trafficking and dealing vary from state to state. Federal drug charges can be a factor depending on the amount and if more than one state is involved.
The “War on Drugs” has given various ways for drug cases to be charged on a state and federal level. Multiple drug-related charges can arise from a single arrest. This is why it is helpful to have a solid defense that comprehensively accounts for all the unique factors of a case.