There are many different types of “drug crimes” but some of the most common are
- Drug possession
- Drug cultivation
- Drug sales
- Drug distribution
- Drug manufacturing
- Drug trafficking
- Prescription forgery
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Under the influence of a controlled substance
Drug charges can involve a number of different controlled substances, including marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy, heroin and even certain prescription drugs. Regardless of the type of drug or charge, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to handle your case, and assess your options. Some drug cases can be beat before trial, by asking the court to suppress evidence that was illegally seized by police officers without probable cause or a warrant. Drug cases can also be won at trial, by questioning the scientific and “expert” evidence presented by the prosecution.
If convicted of a drug crime, you may be sentenced to jail or prison, fines and/or probation, depending on the charge, the amount of drugs involved, and the type of drug involved. If the defendant wants treatment, in some cases there are alternatives to jail like Drug Diversion, Drug Court, and inpatient rehabilitation programs.
To determine your options and for a free consultation about your case, please call Robbi Cook at 510-208-5051.