The area of law concerning drug crimes encompasses possession, sales, manufacture, delivery, or transportation of controlled substances. Possession generally is related to cases in which a small amount of the drug was alleged to be found, therefore for personal use. You can be charged with drug sales, however, depending on how much was found and what kind of drug is involved. The crime of drug sales or possession with intent is far more serious, and allow for far more severe penalties to be imposed in a conviction.
At the criminal defense firm of DiCaudo, Pitchford & Yoder, we represent individuals who have been charged with any drug crime. Our extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of the defense law has resulted in numerous successful defenses in drug cases. If you have been arrested in Akron for drug sales or other drug offense, you need to contact our firm as early as possible after the arrest.
This can be a complex area of law. Drug sales basically mean the offender is exchanging illegal drugs for money. It is closely tied to drug distribution or trafficking. Depending upon the drug, even a small amount alleged to have been in your possession, or several plants growing in your home, can result in charges of possession with the intent to sell, a felony charge.
The crime of drug sales is a felony, but the amount and type of drug will determine how serious the punishment that could be imposed. For example, a felony charge could result in a prison sentence of 6 -12 months with fines up to $2500, or it could go as high as 3 - 10 years in prison and fines up to $20,000. These are general guidelines. They could be enhanced if it is alleged that the sale of drugs occurred near a school.
Drugs that are commonly involved in cases of criminal charges of illegal sales include marijuana, heroin, cocaine, amphetamines, methamphetamine, PCP, LSD, Xanax and Valium, as well as others.
Defending a charge of drug sales could involve determining if law enforcement violated your rights and engaged in an illegal search and seizure. In some cases, innocent people are caught up in stings set up by undercover police. Our representation means a thorough investigation into the specifics of your case, and the facts surrounding your arrest, a full review of r police records and reports, interviewing witnesses, and all other factors that could assist in your defense. When appropriate, we work with the prosecutor to pursue reduced charges. An effective defense starts with your contacting our firm so we can discuss your case. We are here to protect your rights and your future.