Drug charges are often thought of as minor crimes. This would certainly be the case if you are comparing them to murder or rape; however, drug charges are actually very serious because they are associated with time in prison if you are convicted.
One interesting thing about drug charges is that the amount of time you face in prison isn’t the same for all drugs, even if the charge is the same. For example, you might face less time in prison if you are charged with possession of marijuana than what you would face for a charge of possession of methamphetamine.
We know that you might have some questions about exactly what penalties you are facing for your charge. We can help you to find this information out. We can also help you to understand the elements of the charge you are facing, such as what drug is associated with your case, where that drug falls on the drug classification schedule and what elements must be present for the crime to have occurred.
Drug charges often hinge on test results that prove what type of drug your case deals with. This information can impact the charge you face, but it can also have an impact on your defense. Let’s say that you are charged with possession of cocaine. Your defense could raise questions about how it was determined that the substance was actually cocaine and not a baking substance.
Understanding the elements of these cases and knowing how various drugs are classified can help you to learn more about what points you should focus on in your defense. We know that this seems like a lot of information to process, but we are here to help you each step of the way.