We understand exactly how stressful it can be if you or a loved one are facing drug charges. These charges can carry life changing consequences, so it is important to exercise your right to posting bail and subsequently seeking legal counsel. Here we briefly walk through an overview of drug charges to help you navigate this process.
The Drug Enforcement Agency, or DEA, has classified drugs into schedules based on their potential for dependency and their use in the medical field. These schedules range from I to V, with schedule I being the most dangerous. Drugs in Schedule I are considered to have the highest risk of dependency and no currently accepted medical use, and this includes heroin, ecstasy, methaqualone, marijuana, peyote, and LSD. Schedule V drugs are considered to have the lowest risk of abuse and includes drugs such as Lyrica and Robitussin AC.
The penalties for drug charges are determined by the circumstances surrounding the offense. The defendant’s involvement with the drug, whether trafficking, cultivating, distributing, or possessing affects the weight of the penalty, along with the amount and schedule of the drug, are all factors in the sentencing process.
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