Being arrested can be a confusing and chaotic situation. This is especially true if you are arrested for drug charges, as the penalties can be severe if convicted. Seeking qualified legal counsel is crucial to prepare for trial, and posting bail is an important step in this process. Don’t face drug charges alone. Here we briefly walk through an overview of drug charges.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) groups drugs into schedules according to their potential risk for dependency and their use in a medical setting. These schedules descend in risk for dependency and span from I to V. Schedule I drugs are considered to have the highest risk for developing dependency and no currently accepted medical use. This includes drugs such as heroin, LSD, marijuana, ecstasy, peyote, and methaqualone. Schedule V drugs are commonly used in the medical field and have the lowest risk for abuse, including drugs such as Robitussin AC and Lyrica.
Drug charge penalties are based on many factors surrounding the charges. The schedule and amount of the drug are considered, along with the defendant’s involvement, whether trafficking, distributing, possessing, or cultivating.
Posting Your Bail
Remember, seeking legal counsel is critical when preparing for trial. To post bail and await trial in the privacy and freedom of your home, call us 24/7 at 615-255-1800!