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Types of Drug Offenses

The term drug offense encompasses a very wide array of drug-related crimes. We offer criminal defense services for those accused of drug offenses including:

  • Cultivation

  • Manufacturing

  • Prescription fraud

  • Trafficking

  • Possession

  • Possession with intent to distribute

About half of all prison inmates have been convicted of drug offensesan unsettling statistic that is often attributed to the increased pressure on law enforcement officials to do something about drug use and related crimes.

As a result of this pressure, police officers and other enforcement officials may act rashly, even going so far as to violate individual rights.

A Drug Offense Conviction

A drug offense conviction may result in imprisonment, heavy fines, probation with compulsory drug testing, mandatory rehabilitation, loss of certain rights, and more. The severity of the punishment depends on a number of factors including, but not limited to:

  • Prior convictions

  • Circumstances surrounding the crime

  • Media attention

  • Personal biases of law enforcement officials, judges, and juries

  • The effectiveness of the defendants legal representation