Charges dealing with possession, manufacturing and distribution of drugs can be very serious and can have life-altering effects. The seriousness of the charges oftentimes depends on the seriousness of the offense as well as the amount of illegal substances involved.
If you knowingly possess illegal drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, LSD or ecstasy you may be facing drug possession charges.
If you possess drug paraphernalia, including items used in making and using drugs, you may also face drug possession charges. Depending on the amount involved, type and geographical region, the severity of the drug possession charges may vary.
You do not need to be found with drugs on you in order to be charged with drug possession, but can be charged even if you just had knowledge the drugs were nearby.
If you grow, produce or possess certain plants or other naturally-occurring elements or utilize certain chemicals or other materials to make illegal drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, LSD or ecstasy, you may be facing drug cultivation or drug manufacturing charges.
If you sell, give, distribute or possess with the intent to distribute illegal drugs and substances, such as some of the aforementioned ones, you may be facing drug distribution and transportation (or trafficking) charges.
Oftentimes, drug distribution and transportation charges implicate more than one person or entity at a time. If convicted, the severity of the offense will be used to set a sentence.
If you are facing any type of drug charges, the the Law Offices of Patrick N. Anderson and Associates is ready to fight for you. For 23 years, we have successfully fought for defendants in criminal cases and we are ready to put our experience to work for you. Contact us today for your free case evaluation.