Our criminal defense team at Koch, Degn & Gomez is lead by Thomas W. Degn, a former prosecutor and district attorney assistant. We have a reputation for drug-related representation that is effective, aggressive, and successful. Attorney Degn can practice on the federal level and will stop at nothing to defend your rights.
Federal Drug Laws – What Do They Mean?
Drug crimes can be charged on a state or a federal level – and sometimes even both. Drugs are classified or ranked in 5 schedules by a federal law under the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention Control Act of 1970. Under the Controlled Substances Act, drugs are classified in degrees starting at Schedule I which is contains the mosts harmful, addictive, dangerous, and non-medical drugs.
The Schedules are as follows:
- Schedule I – LSD, heroin, marijuana, methamphetamines, peyote, MDMA/ectasy
- Schedule II – Cocaine, Hydrocodone, morphine, optimum, and amphetamines
- Schedule III – Ketamine, anabolic steroids, and some barbiturates
- Schedule IV – Xanax, Valium and other benzodiazepines and barbiturates
- Schedule V – Cough medications containing codeine, digestion system treatments containing opium, and some anticonvulsant medications
There are many ways to dispute drug related charges
Charges involving these drugs can include possession, sale, manufacturing or trafficking. These crimes are penalized with heavy and lasting punishments, and convictions usually include long imprisonment terms, aggressive fines, and a permanent criminal record. It’s also common for searches and seizures demanded upon your property and other assets if there could be other drugs or evidence related to the case. This means your belongings could be lost forever.
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At Koch, Degn & Gomez we begin working immediately to bolster the defense in your case. We offer a free evaluation of your case via phone or in person, so don’t hesitate to call immediately to protect your future.