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Adam G. Burke is a top Columbus criminal defense attorney. He represents clients in federal and state courts in Columbus, Ohio and surrounding areas. He has successfully defended men and women facing serious felony and misdemeanor charges.

Columbus Federal Drug Offenses Lawyer

If you have been charged with a federal drug offense, it is important to hire an experienced attorney. The right criminal defense attorney is critical to successfully guiding you to the best possible result in your case. Call Attorney Adam Burke today for a free consultation at (614) 208-9122.

Federal Drug Possession, Trafficking, and Conspiracy

At the state level, drug offense definitions, degrees, and penalties vary according to the laws of each individual state.

However, if you are facing drug charges in federal court, all federal drug offenses definitions and penalties  are described in the United States Code (U.S.C.).

Federal Drug Offenses Definitions

Controlled Substance. Federal law defines a controlled substance as a drug listed in one of five schedules listed under Title 21 of the U.S.C. Section 812. Ref: 21 U.S.C. § 812.

Drug Possession. Federal law defines Drug Possession as knowingly or intentionally possessing a controlled substance.  The law excludes people authorized to possess drugs; for example, people with a valid prescription or medical license. Ref: 21 U.S.C. § 844.

Drug Trafficking. Federal law defines Drug Trafficking as knowingly or intentionally manufacturing, distributing, or dispensing a controlled substance or counterfeit controlled substance. This includes possession with the intent to traffic controlled substances or their counterfeits. Ref: 21 USC § 841.

Drug Conspiracy. Federal law defines a Drug Conspiracy as an agreement to violate drug laws that the accused person knowingly and intentionally joined and participated in.

RefUnited States v. Sanchez, 928 F.2d 1450, 1457 (6th Cir.1991).

Burke, Meis & Associates — Columbus, Ohio Federal Drug Offense Attorney

It is important to hire a qualified criminal defense attorney so that every effort will be made to help you avoid the most severe consequences. Contact Attorney Adam Burke to discuss the facts of your particular case and for a free consultation at (614) 280-9122.