The circumstances of drug charges varies greatly. Some people might face simple possession charges due to a drug addiction. Others might face drug sale charges for having larger amounts of drugs. In some instances, other charges like robbery might also be present because the person is addicted to drugs and is trying to do whatever it takes to get a fix. In all of these cases, the individual needs help.
The prevalence of drug usage these days has many people thinking that facing drug charges isn't a big deal. The fact of the matter is that even if the drug charges are misdemeanors, they are still a mark on your criminal record if you are convicted of the charge.
Many people who are addicted to drugs face a challenging road when they want to stop using them. Making the changes that are necessary to get off the drugs can be especially difficult when you don't have a good accountability and rehabilitation program.
The criminal justice system isn't always easy to understand. People who are suspected of committing crimes and those who have been charged might have some questions about what they have to do. These questions might include some about their rights and their options. It is imperative that you understand a few basic points, no matter where you are in the process.
When you watch television or movies, you might hear police officers accuse someone of resisting arrest when they are arresting them on drug charges. This might seem like it is a way for police officers to make life more difficult for someone who doesn't immediately respond like the officer wants them to. Some officers might take this course, but many officers don't want to accuse a person of resisting arrest until there is evidence that this is what was going on in a situation.
We recently discussed the penalties and options that you have when you are facing marijuana charges in Pennsylvania. This is something that can be life changing. Some people face these charges and decide that they are going to turn their life around right then. Other people just can't seem to shake the addiction. Throwing those people in prison likely isn't going to help.
There is a lot of debate nationwide about the status of marijuana. Just to be crystal clear, marijuana is still a controlled substance classified as a Schedule I drug, which means that it has no legally accepted benefits and is fully outlawed on a federal level.
We recently discussed how having a defense attorney can help you when you want to work out a plea deal in your criminal justice case. This is only one of the ways that having a lawyer can help you out in these cases. We know that you might have questions about what your charges mean and what you can do to fight them. We can help you answer these and more.
In some criminal cases, your best hope for resolving your case in a timely and suitable manner is the plea bargain. This is something that requires you to work with the prosecution to come to an agreement about the charge you are facing or the sentence that you will face. In exchange for them working with you, you will plead guilty in court.
Drug charges come in a variety of types. Each specific charge has certain elements that must be present in order for the case to move forward. One type of drug charge that some people will face is possession with the intent to distribute.