Along with drug possession charges, possession of drug paraphernalia charges are one of the more commonly charged crimes in any jurisdiction. Understand the legal definition, circumstances, and penalties for illegal possession of drug paraphernalia.
Just like adults, juveniles who illegally possess drugs are in violation of the law. Minors under 18 will typically face their drug possession charges in juvenile delinquency court. Learn what penalties judges typically order in juvenile drug possession cases.
Rohypnol -- the “date rape drug” featured in horrific news reports starting in the late 1980s. People at parties or out for drinks at bars later found themselves in a stranger’s home, often naked, and with no memory of how they had gotten there or what had happened to them. Many such incidents
The manufacture of any drug, also known as narcotics or controlled substances, is strictly prohibited unless you are properly licensed by state and federal authorities. Drug manufacturing laws are most commonly seen in cases where someone is growing marijuana or making methamphetamine, but can apply in any situation where a controlled substance is involved.
Enacted in the 1980’s, the federal sentencing guidelines for drug trafficking impose significant penalties for people convicted of federal drug trafficking crimes. When most people hear the words “drug trafficking,” they imagine drug dealers or international drug smugglers; professional criminals
Federal law makes it illegal for any person who does not have a license to write prescriptions to sell or give a prescription drug to another person (21 U.S.C. § 841(a)). Licensed health care professionals, such as doctors or pharmacists, cannot knowingly sell or give prescription drugs to someone who does not have either a valid need or valid prescription for the drugs.
For decades, federal crack offenses resulted in far longer prison sentences than powder cocaine offenses, even though there’s little difference between the substances. Two federal laws have reduced this sentencing disparity, but crack and powder cocaine offenses still are not treated equally in federal prosecutions.
In the waning days of the disco era, “angel dust” made its appearance on the recreational drug menu of some partiers. PCP swiftly gained a notoriety that far outpaced either its popularity or its potency. But it is a potentially dangerous substance, and possessing it exposes a person to very serious