Drug use, including prescription medicine, continues to be a major social and legal problem. This is especially true, as the opioid epidemic continues to grow in America. Everyone knows now that the consequences of narcotic possession and use can be very devastating. In recent years, the drug possession laws and narcotic trafficking laws have expanded and are now extremely complex. It is of vital importance when charged with this type of crime to obtain an experienced, aggressive, criminal defense trial specialist to mitigate your exposure.
Usually drug possession consists of having a small quantity of the controlled substance for personal use. Drug trafficking is the possession and transportation of controlled substances.
Drug trafficking is an illegal commercial activity that involves possessing or transporting a large amount of controlled substances. Selling drugs is the act of giving people the controlled substances in exchange for compensation.
In addition to the sentence imposed by the courts, a misdemeanor or felony drug conviction has the secondary effect of damaging your driver's license, injuring your chances for employment, inhibiting future attempts at professional licensing, increasing insurance costs, and difficulty acquiring student financial aid.