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There are different types of drug and drug-related offenses.

 

The most common drug crimes are:

 

• Distribution of drugs
• Drug possession
• Possession with intent to distribute

• Conspiracy to distribute

 

Common drugs are Heroin, Cocaine PCP, and MDMA.

 

Drug Crime Penalties

 

This is a felony offense. The duration of jail term largely depends on the substance involved. One can be sentenced up to 30 years. The prosecution must, however, prove that distribution of substance really occurred. A simple act of sharing drugs is enough for prosecutors to seek drug distribution charges.

 

Possession with Intent to Distribute

 

Arrests with large amounts of a controlled substance may lead to felony drug charges. There must prove of intent to distribute. It carries a jail term of up to 20 years or hefty fines.

Simple Possession

 

This is a misdemeanor charge with a penalty of up to 180 days in jail and or a fine of $ 1000.But being caught in possession of PCP becomes a felony offense and the penalty is up to 3 years in jail. The prosecution must prove that you had possession of controlled substance. Hire a Washington D.C. criminal lawyer from Lotze Mosley, LLP today.