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Controlled substance Criminal Defense Attorney

June 29, 2020

Controlled substance Criminal Defense Attorney

Controlled Substance Charges

The Federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA) abolished the possession of controlled substance with no authorization with the intention of distribution by a person. Generally, possession is considered illegal but has a lighter sentence compared to possessing with an intention of selling. In both cases, you can be jailed and fined for going against the law.

In case you have been charged under this Act, you should get a federal defense attorney that is experienced enough to defend you while fighting the alleged charges. Haas David is renown experienced attorney who will use his legal expertise, skill and experience to defend against such charges by coming up with a strong strategy to protect not only your rights but also your interests.

Controlled Substances

CSA classifies various substances into five groups depending on their medicinal values and characteristics, for instance, the safety of the public, as well as the possibility for dependency or abuse. The list of the various substances and drugs in the schedules or categories is extensive. Generally, they are categorized in the following classifications:

  • Stimulants: for instance, methamphetamines, cocaine and amphetamines.
  • Narcotics: such as fentanyl, morphine, methadone, opium and heroin.
  • Hallucinogens: they include ecstasy, LSD and peyote.
  • Depressants: for instance, benzodiazepines, Rohypnol and GHB.
  • Other products and drugs such as inhalants, steroids, marijuana as well as cough medicine.

Illegal drugs are generally thought of as drugs such as methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin. However, some drugs need a prescription when used by someone without a prescription to possess by a practitioner. Both state and federal law abolishes the possessing of controlled substance with no valid prescription. Furthermore, the federal law illegalizes the possession of marijuana even if you have a prescription permitted by the state for possession of medical marijuana.

Federal and State Controlled Substances Charges

Normally, possession, manufacturing as well as intrastate trafficking of drugs cases are prosecuted by the state. However, the federal government is mandated to prosecute any crimes of drugs under the CSA. Furthermore, in some cases, the federal government prosecutes the cases of drugs since circumstances of the arrest of allegations of drug conspiracy or trafficking. The special cases include:

  • If arrested for being part of drug trafficking.
  • If arrested by dea for being part of a drug bust.
  • If arrested for international or interstate trafficking of drugs.
  • If arrested by federal agencies such as TSA, United States Parks Police and United States Customs and Border Protection.

Furthermore, cases can also be taken to the federal court since federal, state and local agents work together with prosecutors and federal prosecutors agree to handle the case.

Convictions for offences related to controlled substances have dire consequences including ruined reputation, forfeiture of assets as well as jail terms. Thus, getting an attorney with a lot of experience of all the aspects of the federal court and one who cannot be intimidated by protocols of the court is very crucial.

For Controlled Substances Defense, Get Help from an Experienced Attorney.

Here we have a rigorous approach to developing the defense for your controlled substance case. We investigate thoroughly all the circumstances around your case and ensure officials for law enforcement had possible cause for your arrest and they did not violate your rights. We study all the pieces of evidence by the prosecutor and the actions of the officials for law enforcement in your case.

Based on our discoveries while investigating, we then fight the charges levelled against you by use of one or several strategies as outlined below:

  • You were not distributing the drug.
  • You found in the wrong place at the wrong time.
  • You were not involved in the activities for trafficking or were not aware of the activities.
  • The police did not have a warrant to search your premises.
  • The officials for law enforcement did not have a credible reason to perform the search.

We do everything within our capacity to develop a robust defense for you to avoid conviction and its consequences for distribution or possession of controlled substances.

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