The possession, manufacture, trafficking, and distribution of controlled substances is regulated by laws on the state and federal level. It does not matter in which state you reside, federal drug laws are applicable to all citizens of the United States.
There are two primary categories for controlled substances- non-narcotic and narcotic prescription medications. Due to its high possibility for abuse without the supervision and authorization of a licensed doctor, a non-narcotic drug falls under the scope of controlled substances. Widespread controlled substances consist of:
This is not a complete list, so it is best to consult with a qualified attorney to gain better insight into what constitutes a controlled substance.
There is a significant difference between the punishment for possessing a minor quantity of drugs and the charges faced for dealing. Charges for possession frequently occur when someone is apprehended with a small amount of a single drug. In this case, there is not the assumption of selling or distribution. When the same drug and amount is exchanged with another individual, charges for dealing are given.
Dealing encompasses the trade, exchange, transport, or sale of one or more drugs between one party and another. Charges for possession do not involve cash or large quantities of drugs or the exchange of drugs. On the other hand, charges for dealing can be given for the single intent of making an exchange.
The consequences for being in possession of drugs in large quantities are more severe because of the assumption of distributing those drugs to several people, not just an individual.
The punishment for the possession of drugs is less severe than for dealing drugs. When there is the opportunity for distributing, manufacturing, or selling drugs to a wider base of customers, this is considered drug trafficking and the consequences are even more severe.
A drug conviction can completely derail your life and future plans. If you are facing drug-related charges, you should hire a drug crime lawyer as soon as possible. We will tap into our years of experience to devise a sound strategy to protect not only your rights but your reputation.
Based in Michigan, the drug crime lawyers of Nickola Law will work tirelessly to defend you against any pending drug charges you may face. We are able to attain positive results for you by carefully scrutinizing the facts and details of your case. If going to trial is necessary, we will not hesitate to fight on your behalf. Penalties for drug-related convictions can be severe. Do not take any chances with your freedom. Schedule a free consultation by calling (810) 767-5420 or click here to learn more.
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