Drug crime is a blanket term that is used to define acts that are deemed unlawful involving controlled substances, as defined by both state and federal levels in the United States. Although no state in the US will take any drug crime lightly, the state of Rhode Island is particularly serious when it comes to these types of criminal acts. You don’t want to find yourself on the wrong side of the charges, as prosecutions grow more impenetrable each year with growing technology and sophisticated tactics. And drug crime prosecutions are growing more common each year due to these dramatic investigations. If you have been charged with a drug crime, call Rhode Island Drug Crime Lawyer Rory Munns today at 401-229-5544.
Drugs are classified into categories, or “schedules”, based on their ability to cause dependence or abuse versus their therapeutic, or medicinal value. There are 5 categories, a Schedule I drug has a very high potential to cause dependency and is viewed to have a very low medicinal value. While a Schedule V drug has a very low potential for abuse and is viewed to have accepted medical uses.
Drug crimes in Rhode Island are defined by the following:
§ 21-28-4.01. Prohibited acts A – Penalties. - (a)(1) ...it shall be unlawful for any person to manufacture, deliver, or possess with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance.
(b)(1) ...it is unlawful for any person to create, deliver, or possess with intent to deliver, a counterfeit substance.
(2) Any person who violates this subsection with respect to:
(i) A controlled substance classified in schedules I, II and III, IV, and V… is guilty of a crime and, upon conviction, may be imprisoned for not more than three (3) years, or fined not less than five hundred dollars ($500) nor more than five thousand dollars ($5,000), or both.
As you would expect, the law can get very wordy and even confuse some defense law firms who may not have experience in these types of drug crime defenses. You’ll want a seasoned Rhode Island drug crime lawyer who knows the ins and outs of Rhode Island law as well as your rights. Our office has managed numerous drug crime charges, with our specialties being in:
Intent to Deliver Drugs
If you have been charged with a drug crime in the state of Rhode Island contact your local Rhode Island Criminal Defense Lawyer Rory Munns immediately. You need a knowledgeable, aggressive Rhode Island Drug Crime Lawyer who is ready to stand up for your rights and your best interests. Call Rhode Island Drug Crime Lawyer Rory Munns today at 401-229-5544 to discuss your options and see just what we can do for you.