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. Continue reading to learn more about federal drug offenses.
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.
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.