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July 2, 2020

Substance abuse crimes are taken seriously. If you are facing substance abuse charges, then it is time for you to contact a substance abuse attorney. Our attorneys represent people whose futures are at stake because of the charges that they are facing. They can fight people who are facing the following charges.

  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • DUI and OWI
  • Public intoxication
  • Marijuana crimes
  • Open container
  • Minor in possession

Our attorneys have helped people who have had misdemeanors and felonies. It is imperative that you hire an attorney because your future is at stake. Our attorneys have handled many types of criminal cases. They take an unique approach with every case.

What Are the Punishments for Drug Crimes?

There are several factors that can affect the type of punishment that you will get. You may face jail time or fines. If you have a professional license, then you can also lose it. The following are some of the things that can affect how you are punished for drug crimes.

  • The type of drug
  • The quantity of the drug
  • The purpose of the drug

People who sell and manufacture drugs will be punished more severely than those who just use drugs. It is important to note that if you have a certain amount of a drug, then you can be charged with intent to distribute. Furthermore, you may face enhanced drug charges if any of the following apply.

  • The drugs were sold to minors.
  • You used minors to distribute the drugs.
  • The drugs were sold and distributed near a school or school zone.

Drug Court

There is a program called drug court. It is designed to reduce the recidivism rate among people who have committed drug crimes. Drug court has been shown to be very effective. It has the following benefits.

  • Less harms to people who use drugs and their families
  • Helps save the taxpayers money by keeping people out of jail
  • Increase the productivity of people who have abused substances

Am I Eligible for Drug Court?

Many drug offenders are eligible for drug court. However, it is important to note that only the following offenders will be able to go to drug court.

  • Offenders who were selling drugs in order to support their habits.
  • Offenders who were charged with drug possession.
  • People who committed property crime in order to support their habits.

What You Have to do While You Are in a Drug Diversion Program

  • Be on probation, which will require that you get regular drug tests.
  • Pay a fine
  • Complete a substance abuse program
  • You must be in school or gainfully employed.

How An Attorney Can Help You

An attorney can help you if you are facing drug charges. They can help determine whether you qualify for a drug court diversion program. They will examine all of the evidence that the other side is trying to use against you. They can also help you determine whether you can get the charges dropped.

If you successfully complete the program, then you may be able to get all of the charges against you dropped. Not only will you be able to avoid jail time and fines, but you can also get the tools that you need in order to fight the charges. It is possible for you to turn around a bad situation. An attorney can help you.



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