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Drug Charges

Drug Charges


Drug charges are criminal offenses that include illegal activity involving a controlled substance.  A controlled substance is one that is regulated by the government and may include both illegal street drugs and prescription drugs.  Drug offenses can be charged as felonies or misdemeanors, and the penalties will vary depending on the particular offense, the type, and amount, of drug involved, where the offense occurred, and your prior criminal history.  For example, drug crimes that take place near a school, daycare, or public park are punished more harshly.  Maximum penalties for drug crimes range from a county jail sentence to life in prison. 

 The criminal defense attorneys at Rice Law Firm have extensive experience in defending drug charges.  We defend clients against all drug charges in both state and federal court, including the following: 

  • Possession of controlled substances
  • Possession with intent to distribute
  • Sale of controlled substances
  • Drug trafficking and conspiracy
  • Illegal possession of prescription drugs
  • Illegal sale of prescription drugs
  • Possession and sale of narcotics
  • Drug manufacturing
  • Marijuana grow house charges

We recognize that a drug conviction can be devastating to you, and we are committed to providing you the best defense possible.  To that end, we will examine whether the evidence against you was legally obtained and aggressively pursue a defense strategy that is right for your case. 

Contact us so that we can put our knowledge and experience to work for you through our web mail contact form, or through our main office number, 386.257.1222. We understand that you may need our assistance after-hours or on the weekends, and in such situations, we can be reached at our after-hours number of 386.255.2464.
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