Drug Crimes/Charges Drug Crimes/Charges Drug charges include drug possession, drug possession with intent to distribute, drug possession with intent to sell, drug transportation, drug manufacturing, or drug cultivation. Jeremy Dodgion has successfully represented many criminal defendants accused of drug possession, drug trafficking and other drug related crimes, both in state and federal court. Mr. Dodgion has argued numerous Fourth Amendment unconstitutional search claims with great success.
Possessing most controlled substances is a felony, with the exception of marijuana, which is usually considered a misdemeanor, as is possession of drug paraphernalia such as a pipe.
The transporting of illegal drugs, or narcotics, occurs when an individual knowingly transfers the substances from one place to another. Whether transporting small amounts of narcotics or large amounts, both crimes are considered serious offenses.
The distribution of illegal drugs or narcotics occurs when an individual sells narcotics. Drug Distribution refers to the act of selling narcotics to others and the gravity of the crime depends on the circumstances surrounding the case.
Drug cultivation has two definitions. (1) Growing, possessing, or producing plants and other natural elements that can be used to produce unlawful controlled substances, such as marijuana, is considered drug cultivation. (2) The production of illegal controlled substances which require laboratory equipment and chemicals to produce, such as LSD and methamphetamine may be considered drug cultivation.
Drug manufacturing involves the creation of illegal drugs in a chemical lab or growing facility. The size of the operation or chemical plant and the kind of drugs being produced or manufactured can influence the severity of the charges.
You don't need to actually sell drugs or for any money to change hands to be arrested for intending to sell them. You can be arrested for this felony by having within your control evidence that law enforcement considers conclusive, including such items as scales, fortified (tinted) windows, and visitors arriving or leaving your home at all hours.
Since 2004, anabolic steroids have been classified a Schedule III drug, the same as Vicodin, barbiturates, and veterinary tranquilizers. It is a federal offense to possess these drugs, and an even greater one to possess them with the intent to sell them.
All Other Drug Crimes
There are many drug-related offenses not listed above, so please call Jeremy Dodgion to discuss your individal case. Mr. Dodgion's experience, legal knowledge, and policies of treating all of his clients with respect and honesty makes him stand out from the other criminal attorneys. Call Mr. Dodgtion today for a free and confidential consultation.