If you find yourself in a situation that involves federal or state drug charges, you will need an experienced criminal attorney on your side. The defense lawyers at Abom & Kutulakis, L.L.P. will fight for your rights and explain all of your options for creating the best defense for your case.
Most drug crimes’ cases result from charges of possession, manufacturing or trafficking of controlled substances.
Controlled substances are ones that the use and distribution of, are governed by state and federal law. These controlled substances are typically classified into different levels or “schedules.”
Distribution, as a drug charge, generally means that a person is accused of selling, delivering or providing controlled substances illegally. Trafficking refers to the illegal sale and/or distribution of a controlled substance and is typically based on the amount of drugs involved.
The cultivation of drugs, including growing, possessing or producing naturally occurring elements in order to make illegal controlled substances is considered manufacturing. One can also be charged with manufacturing by producing or creating illegal controlled substances through chemical processes or in a laboratory can also result in drug charges.
Possession, which is the most common drug charge, involves possession of a controlled substance. The government will need to prove that the accused person knowingly and intentionally possessed a controlled substance, without a valid prescription and in a quantity sufficient for personal use or sale.
If you have been charged with any of the above drug crimes, call the criminal lawyers of Abom & Kutulakis, L.L.P. today to set up your free consultation.