Federal and state laws cover many types of drug crimes, and as a defendant, it can be quite confusing to differentiate between all of them. In this infographic, we break down common charges into five easy to understand categories:
It’s a crime under both federal and state drug laws to possess any illicit controlled substances like marijuana, cocaine, or heroin.
Large amount could lead to a charge of possession with the intent to distribute and harsher penalties.
In general, “drug paraphernalia” describes any equipment that’s used to prepare, inject, inhale, , or conceal illegal drugs. Examples include bongs, pipes, rolling papers, syringes etc.