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Charges and Penalties for Drug Possession, Distribution & Cultivation

Drug crimes is an umbrella term that refers to drug related crimes such as possession of illegal substances, distribution of illegal drugs, cultivation of illegal substances and issues related to medical marijuana among many others. According to the United States Bureau of Justice, 2002 in the United States around 25% of all convicted drug offenders in the local jails had committed their crimes in order to obtain money or resources to barter for additional illegal substances. The term "drug crime" encompasses a wide range of felonies and misdemeanors associated with possession, sales and distribution and cultivation of illegal substances among other categories.

Drug possession refers to having illegal drugs or narcotics on one's person for any reason, whether it is for the purpose of sales and distribution or for personal use. Drug sales and distribution involves trading illegal drugs or substances for money, resources or any kind of service, and the penalty for conviction will change depending on if the substance was marijuana, heroin, cocaine or other substances.

Why hire an Encino criminal lawyer from our firm?

If you have been charged with a drug crime or other criminal defense issue, then you will greatly benefit from the legal experience and skill of an Encino criminal defense lawyer from The Law Office of Peter Berlin. Our firm is dedicated to providing excellent representation of our clients through a tailored litigation strategy obtained through extensive one-on-one personal service. We believe that no two cases are alike, and this requires us to tailor any litigation strategy to fit your needs exactly. We have many years of experience in the area of criminal defense and you can be sure that you will receive zealous representation of your case in court from a member of our legal team.

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