Drug-related crime charges can be heavy hitters. Not only does it blot your permanent record and make it more difficult for you to find a job, but you may also find yourself facing long-term and rather extreme consequences either for a false accusation or for very low-level and non-violent offenses. You don’t want to add to that number, and we at The Law Offices of Joseph J. Colarusso would like to provide you with information that you can use to keep yourself from becoming a statistic.
The war on drugs is a sticking point for many people because of the high penalty for low level crimes. Not only has more than $38 million been spent on the campaign, but it can end with anyone being arrested and even jailed for relatively minor crimes. It has been reported that on a whole, more than one million people have been arrested in the increase in pursuit of drug-related infractions. With a number that large, your concerns about this disproportionate system are entirely reasonable.
Additionally, the use of one drug is often treated at the same severity as any other drug these days. This means that you could face the same sentence whether you have been charged with meth usage or narcotic usage. Additional charges that you may face can include the possession, sale or distribution of drugs, the intent to sell, drug trafficking and manufacture or cultivation, conspiracy, aiding and abetting, and importation. Any of these charges can result in serious punishment, no matter what the drug in question was.
If you would like to read more information on what to do if you have been charged with drug possession, you can follow the link which will take you to our web page dedicated to drug offenses. There you will be able to find further detail on the different types of charges and what you may be able to do if you have been charged with a drug-related crime.