Rhode Island Drug Crime Attorney
The use of controlled substances is state and federally mandated to be
illegal. As such, the possession, manufacture, selling or any other such
activity is grounds for legal action. From marijuana, to cocaine, to heroin
to some prescription medications, if you are caught in possession of an
illegal substance such as a drug you can be criminally charged, persecuted
and penalized accordingly. In the U.S. the usage of drugs has grown to
be widespread, and today many people throughout the nation are criminally
accused and consequently charged for the drug activity.
Statistics from the Bureau of Justice
The Department of Justice participates in many programs that are designed
to monitor and govern illegal activity in the United States. One such
program is the monitoring of drug activity in the U.S., particularly among
the nation's youth. In a study released by the Bureau of Justice,
a group of high school seniors was asked to anonymously report the number
of times – if any – they had used drugs and / or alcohol in
the past month to a year. The results were as follows:
Drug use within 30 days: 19.4% admitted to use of marijuana, 3.8% admitted to use of other opiates,
2.9% admitted to use of stimulants, 2.8% admitted to use of sedatives,
2.6% admitted to use of tranquilizers, 2.2% admitted to use of hallucinogens,
1.9% admitted to use of cocaine, 1.4% admitted to use of inhalants, 1%
admitted to use of steroids and .4% admitted to use of heroin.
Drug use within the last year: 32.4% admitted to use of marijuana, 9.1% admitted to use of other opiates,
6.8% admitted to use of stimulants, 6.2% admitted to use of tranquilizers,
5.9% admitted to use of hallucinogens, 5.8% admitted to use of sedatives,
4.4% admitted to use of cocaine, 3.8% admitted to use of inhalants, 1.5%
admitted to use of steroids and .7% admitted to use of heroin.
These statistics reflect only a small sampling of the activity that is
believed to be going on at a much grander scale. Furthermore, you must
keep in mind that these statistics reflect only the use of adolescents.
If the drug activity was tested among adults across the nation, the numbers
would reflect higher results.
Types of Drug Crimes
No matter how many people are currently using, dealing, manufacturing,
etc. the law affords no allowances for those who are caught in possession
of an illegal controlled substance. As such, you can safely assume that
if you were arrested for any type of drug offense then you will be facing
serious charges and equally serious penalties upon conviction. Therefore,
you need to act swiftly in securing sound legal defense that can take
the necessary actions to secure your future rights and freedoms in the
wake of criminal allegations. At the Robert B. Mann Law Office, we represent
individuals accused of the following:
Charges for drug manufacturing can stem from a person's growth and
harvest of marijuana. They can also result from the manufacture of methamphetamines
and other types of drugs that take place in hidden labs. No matter how
the illegal substances were manufactured, the fact of the matter is that
you are now facing criminal allegations and should act accordingly.
The criminal charges placed upon you for possession of an illegal substance
will range in severity depending on the type of drug involved and the
amount in your possession. Keep in mind that even if you were not using
the drug in your possession, simply owning any amount of a controlled
substance is considered illegal activity and can be punished as a criminal offense.
When illegal substances such as drugs are sold or manufactured it could
be considered both a state and federal offense. Whether you are caught
selling marijuana, LSD, cocaine, PCP, heroin, ecstasy, inhalants or anything
else, you could be facing prison time, fines and community service for
The defense services offered at the Robert B. Mann Law Office also extend
to matters involving cultivation, distribution and sales. Whatever the
drug allegations are that have been placed against you, we are here to
aggressively fight on your behalf. Building a strong legal defense that
can challenge the accusations you are currently facing is key to the strategies
developed in the defense of any case; and when you have been charged with
drug crime allegations, the defense will need to be all the more strong.
As such, we advise that you waste no time in seeking the legal representation
you need to feel confident in your ability to secure positive results
for your case.