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Protect Your Rights in Case of a Federal Drug Charge

Protect Your Rights in Case of a Federal Drug Charge

Federal drug charges against individuals often begin with a law enforcement officer asking questions about drug crimes or asking the permission to search the property of the suspected person and end with consistent fines or prison time. In order to increase their chances of avoiding conviction, all suspected individuals should be well aware of their rights, remain calm and ask the permission to exercise those rights.

Types of federal drug charges

Federal law discusses many types of drug related crimes, but the most often committed ones are possession, distribution, sale, trafficking, grooving and manufacturing illegal substances. The most common types of drugs involved in these crimes are marijuana, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, LSD and methamphetamine.

A possession charge is usually filed when a person had in his property a certain amount of drug, considered enough only for personal use. Distribution or sale is suspected when a law officer considers the amount of drug more than one person could consume. Trafficking charges are more complex, involving the transport of drugs across state or international borders. A drug manufacturing charge can be filed when a person was illegally growing plants in order to …