Drug crimes include
possession, possession with intent to sell, manufacturing, trafficking, paraphernalia,
etc. These crimes can be misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors or felonies. The severity
of the charge usually has to do with the type of drug and quantity of the drug.
Another very important factor is whether or not you have a prior criminal history
as it relates to drugs. The prosecutor will generally give a defendant the benefit
of the doubt if he/she has no prior criminal history. However, the prosecutor
will be less inclined to reduce the charge if a person has a criminal history
of drug offenses.
You need to find a skilled attorney as soon as possible
if you have been charged with a drug-related offense. We have successfully defended
drug-related offenses by obtaining dismissals, reduction of charges, reduction
of jail/prison time, drug treatment and probation.