Types of Drugs
Drug Charges Defense
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If you are being accused of any drug-related crimes, it is imperative that you secure the counsel of a criminal defense firm with the skill and experience to handle drug charges. As a result of winning countless cases involving alleged drug violations, the drug charges defense attorneys at The Blanch Law Firm have garnered the expertise necessary to ensure the best possible outcome in your case.
One of the central components of any drug charge is the type of drug involved, as certain drugs carry more severe penalties than others. The Blanch Law Firm has defended cases involving types of narcotics such as club drugs, cocaine/crack, heroin and marijuana.
Club Drugs Charges
These drugs include such types as GHB and ecstasy, which are relatively new, ‘designer’ drugs that have become more prevalent in recent years. These drugs are mostly odorless and colorless, and can lead to more severe crimes if administered to an unknowing victim. The punishment relating to club drugs can be harsh, and conviction of trafficking these types of drugs can lead to a minimum sentence of five to ten years in prison.
While cocaine and crack are technically prosecuted as different drugs, crack is technically processed cocaine that is used in ‘rock’ form. These drugs are extremely addictive, and punishment for producing or trafficking either cocaine or crack can be as severe as life imprisonment.
Heroin is an opiate that is derived from morphine, and it is highly addictive. It easily can kill when overdosed or used as a ‘dirty’ or ‘hot’ dose containing impurities. More than 1,500 people were federally convicted for heroin offenses in 2006, with nearly 98% of these convicted of heroin trafficking charges.
“Meth” is an addictive stimulant that affects the central nervous system, and ‘labs’ all over the United States are used to manufacture this substance from otherwise-legal ingredients. It’s a growing problem, and the stiff sentences associated with it are a reflection of legislatures’ desire to curb the tide of meth production, distribution and use.
Marijuana is one of the most common illegal substances on the black market. It is a naturally-occurring plant that’s harvested, packaged and sold for use. Most users will smoke marijuana, while some will use it as a baking ingredient in order to ‘get high’. More than 5,000 people faced federal marijuana charges in 2006, and the penalties associated with this offense are growing in severity.
If you are facing any type of drug-related charges, you need attorneys who will aggressively advocate for your rights. Contact the drug charges defense lawyers at The Blanch Law Firm today for a free and confidential case evaluation and consultation. Call toll-free at 212-736-3900.