According to FBI statistics, a record high of about 1.75 million people were arrested on drug charges in 2004, and that number continues to go up, largely as a result of increased pressure from politicians and government officials who are eager to deem their campaigns against drug use and crime successes. This pressure often leads police officers to make hasty arrests based on lax or illegally obtained evidence.
If you or a loved one is facing drug offense charges, please contact Jacoby & Meyers Criminal Defense today for a complimentary consultation with a skilled and aggressive criminal defense attorney who can ensure that your legal rights are protected and offer you the best defense possible.
Types of Drug Offenses
Countless state and federal laws govern every aspect of drug use, distribution, and sale. Our law firm offers outstanding criminal defense for those charged with all types of drug offenses, including:
- Marijuana cultivation
- Drug trafficking
- Prescription fraud
- Drug manufacturing
- Possession (with or without intent to distribute)
Drug Offenses: The Penalties
The harshest penalties are typically reserved for those convicted of manufacturing or distributing large amounts of drugs, but minor violations can also have serious consequences. Depending on the defendant’s prior convictions, biases of law enforcement and court officials, or other circumstances, a conviction on drug offense charges can lead to the following penalties:
- Mandatory rehabilitation
- Large fines
- Loss of certain rights
Facing Drug Offense Charges?
It is vital that you retain an attorney who is thoroughly familiar with evidence procurement and arrest procedures and has extensive experience defending clients charged with drug offenses.
Please contact the law offices of Jacoby & Meyers today for a complimentary consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney who will vigorously defend your best interests and your legal rights. We have offices nationwide.