In the United States and other parts of the world there are certain drugs considered illegal and individuals or group of people can be charged with when they are in possession, manufacture, distribute, and abuse these substances.
An Attorney specializing in drug related offenses can help you avoid or get reduction of the punishment to those who are found guilty of drug crime. This article throws more light about drug crimes and what to look when choosing an attorney to represent you.
Drug crimes facts
Drug crime is committed when an individual violates certain Federal or State laws against the abuse, possession, distribution, manufacture or sale or illegal drugs or substances that are legally to be in the possession of certain individuals.
In the United States, the drugs that fall into these categories include:
- marijuana, and
- other controlled substances like anabolic steroids.
Abuse of some pharmaceutical product like Valium, nicotine, caffeine and other intoxicating substances can still be considered a crime.
Most drug crimes are charged when there are violations in the Controlled Substances Act, of the U.S. Drug Abuse Regulation and Control Act of 1970.