Drug offenses are among the most harshly prosecuted criminal violations. With the recent surge of prescription drug abuse, policy makers and law enforcement officials are taking great steps to prosecute anyone involved with illegal drugs in any capacity.

Even just possession of illegal drugs could lead to jail time. Imprisonment, hefty fines and probation are all common judicial penalties for association with illegal drugs.

Most drug offenses can be classified in one of following categories:

Drug Offense Penalties

Drug offense penalties can be increased based on the location where the drug-related activities took place. Being within 1,000 feet of a school carries more substantial penalties. Penalties for some drug convictions can mean serving years in jail or prison, paying large fines, attending mandatory drug courses and lengthy probation. It’s also very likely a drug offense conviction will remain on your permanent criminal record. This may lead to the loss of existing employment or a very difficult time find future employment.

You Should Contact An Attorney For Drug Offenses

The lawyers with the Kemp, Ruge & Green Law Group have a variety of legal options to defend you. A Pre-Trial Diversion Program may be possible if you qualify. The benefit of a pre-trial diversion program for a drug offense is that the charge will be dropped once you successfully complete the program. Kemp, Ruge & Green will explain all your options and aggressively defend your drug offense case.

If you are even thinking about hiring an attorney for your criminal defense, please consult with one of our criminal defense attorneys. Please contact our office in Trinity at (727) 846-0028 for a FREE initial consultation.