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Drug Offenses

When you are facing drug charges, you need to rely on the "power of your attorney." Drug Offenses include: Trafficking, Possession, Distribution, Transportation, Possession for Sale, Marijuana Cultivation, Manufacturing, etc...


Each state and the federal government have laws against the unlawful possesion, use, manufacture and distribution of drugs. The purpose of these laws is to reduce the unlawful use of drugs, reduce drug-related crimes and severely punish repeat offenders and major drug dealers.


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According to Human Rights Watch (HRW), which monitors crime and punishment in the United States and around the world, the great majority of drug offenders who are incarcerated under mandatory sentencing laws are nonviolent men and women. These offenders are often convicted of low-level drug-related offenses. They may spend years in prison. "Whether repeat or first-time offenders," notes a HRW report, "whether convicted of possession, sale, possession with intent to sell or attempted sale, most of these offenders are guilty of minor crimes for which they should be held accountable - but for whom prison is a misguided sentence."


A few facts on drug offenses:


   One in four imprisoned drug offenders is convicted of simply possessing drugs

   Most drug offenders are nonviolent

   Most minimum sentences range from one year in jail to three years in prison for first-time offenders; and three years to 12 years in prison for second or repeat offenders


Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) is considered a serious crime in every state. Drinking alcohol and / or taking drugs may affect your ability to operate cars, boats or industrial equipment in a safe manner. It is against the law in every state to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. DWI and Driving Under the Influence (DUI) refer to the same crime.


Over the past twenty years, the declared "war on drugs" has failed to end substance abuse, but it has succeeded in punishing many Americans who might otherwise lead productive lives. A drug conviction, even for a minor drug offense is a heavy burden for anyone going back into the job market. And while it is difficult to determine in advance the exact sentence an alleged drug offender faces, rarely does a defendant get off lightly without the benefit of an experienced criminal defense attorney.


If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with a drug crime, the most important call you can make will be to a criminal defense attorney. Violating the laws in Connecticut can bring very severe penalties. There is nothing more important than having an aggressive and experienced law firm like Fortuna & Cartelli, P.C. on your side. An aggressive and experienced law firm may be able to get your charges reduced and in some cases dismissed. If jail time is inevitable, an exceptional lawyer may be able to get this jail time reduced or convince the court to allow a suitable alternative to jail time such as home monitoring, or drug rehabilitation. Contact us today.

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