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Think about all the options you have for your drug case

Facing drug charges means that you are also facing possible impacts to other aspects of your life. You should consider all of the possibilities when you are trying to decide what you are going to do for your defense. We understand that this is a stressful time, but we are here to help determine what options you might have.

Know the classification of the drugs involved in your case

There are several points that determine how you are going to be charged when you are facing a drug charge. One of the points that matters is the classification of the drug. There are five schedules of drugs that the legal system uses. These are numbered from one to five, with one being the ones that are classified as having legitimate use and five being the ones that aren't considered as hardcore as the higher schedules.

Addressing underlying elements might help drug cases

`In our previous blog post, we discussed how Mexican drug cartels are being blamed for part of the drug epidemic in this country. The fact is that there are also some other factors that come into the picture with these charges. For people who use drugs, the underlying factor is likely addiction. For people who sell drugs, the prospect of easy money might much too tempting.

Mexican drug cartels are blamed for heroin epidemic

Drug charges are something that aren't pleasant for anyone to face. Many defendants try to place the blame on someone else in an effort to be found not guilty of the charges. In the case of the heroin epidemic, James Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has taken the lead in assigning blame for criminal actions that are occurring.

What does the Drug Enforcement Agency do?

If you get involved with drugs in some way or are caught up in drug charges, does that mean the Drug Enforcement Agency is going to knock down your door? In most cases, drug charges are usually handled mostly by local or state authorities rather than federal entities. transporting drugs in and out of the country or over state lines might be cause for DEA officials to get involved. Someone being caught with a small amount of marijuana isn't usually a DEA matter. Here's a look at what the DEA does.

President Trump takes hard stance against criminal organizations

President Donald Trump just issued three executive orders that are aimed at reducing crimes. Essentially, President Trump has set drug cartels in the cross hairs of his plan. This could mean that some drugs are taken off the streets, but many people are wondering how these orders will impact lower level drug dealers and users.

Drug charges can range from minor to very serious

There are many different types of drug crimes that you might face if you are found to have drugs in your possession. These can range from charges as minor as paraphernalia to those as serious as drug trafficking. In each of these cases, you should be sure that you understand why you are facing the charges levied against you so that you can take steps to determine what defense strategy you will employ.

Elements of drug cases determine defense strategies

In our previous blog post, we discussed some points about drug paraphernalia. If you recall, we made mention of how these items only have to be in your possession and not actually on your person. The same is true for many drug charges. The drugs only have to be in your possession, which doesn't mean that they have to be on you.

What is considered drug paraphernalia?

Many drugs that are used today need items in order for the users to use the drugs. These items, as well as those that are used to package and sell drugs, are known as drug paraphernalia. It is possible for a person to face criminal charges in association with drug paraphernalia, even if they aren't facing any other drug-related charges.

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