If you've been charged with a drug crime, the first move to make should be consulting with Riverside Criminal Defense Attorney Law Firm. Being found guilty of a drug crime could result in harsh penalties like fines and long prison terms.
In the U.S., controlled substances are regulated under federal and state drug laws. It's illegal to possess, manufacture, distribute, or cultivate illegal drugs like LSD, cocaine, marijuana, heroin, and ecstasy.
Moreover, it is illegal to engage in prescription fraud offenses such as:
- Selling prescription medication in an illegal pharmacy-type operation.
- Acquiring a prescription using false methods
- Selling prescription medications to another person other than the patient.
Drug offenses range in seriousness, with possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use being considered a lesser severe offense while running a highly profitable drug trafficking business being a greater crime. A drug crime could be prosecuted as a felony or misdemeanor depending on factors like:
- Your previous criminal record
- Circumstances surrounding your case
- The intent
Our skilled defense attorneys could ensure the prosecutors don't overlook the positive aspects of your charge. We ensure you don't face harsher consequences than necessary.