State drug offenses are charged given the specific controlled substance at issue, and the weight of that controlled substance. In State court, there are five degrees of drug offenses and all but one offense is a felony charge. The top tier drug offenses can contain mandatory minimum prison sentences, particularly in federal court.
Federal narcotic crimes can become extremely complicated, and most importantly, punitive. Charges are often the result of federal investigations that were pursued for months or even years. Most federal drug offenses involve mandatory minimum federal prison sentences. Generally, it is illegal to knowingly or intentionally make, distribute, or possess narcotics with intent to distribute … its a crime, and if charged you need to best attorney you can hire.
The Law Offices of Ryan Garry handled hundreds if not thousands of state and federal drug cases. We have convinced Judges to suppress evidence and dismiss charges on many occasions, so the case never had to make its way to a jury trial. We have tried drug cases in both state and federal court.
If you are facing a state or federal drug charge, hire the best lawyer you can afford.