When you receive a felony drug charge, you should know that this is one of the most serious drug charges that you can possibly get. Usually, these types of drug charges are dangerous to the safety and welfare of the public and carry very severe penalties. You will probably only receive a misdemeanor if you have been involved in a simple crime like drug possession that did not put anybody at risk.
Types of Felony Drug Charges
- Possession of drugs over a certain amount, which depends upon the type of drug and the laws in that state
- Possession of drugs with the intent to distribute, which would encompass a large amount of drugs
- Getting caught in the actual distribution or trafficking of drugs
- Possession or distribution of drugs in a restricted area, such as around schools
Consequences You May Face
If you have committed a felony drug charge, you should expect the penalties to be harsher than a misdemeanor charge. These charges will typically amount to high fines, somewhere in the range of thousands of dollars. You may also receive a sentence in prison of at least a year or more. In fact, if the felony is serious enough, you may receive up to 10 or 20 years in prison, especially if you harmed another person’s life. However, this will depend on many factors, such as the type of drug and how much of it was found on you at the time. You can also expect to have stiffer penalties depending on your repeat offenses.
Calling an Attorney
If you have been charged with a drug crime, you should always have an attorney on your side, as these cases can be entirely complex. We can help you understand the laws in your case to help you every step of the way. Call us today at The Law Office of Peter Blair for a defense attorney who will dedicate their time to your case in every way.