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Although some may view drug use as a "victimless crime," the government views drug use as a direct contribution to violent crimes. The popularity of drugs lead many people to think of drug crimes as minor offenses. Do not underestimate the seriousness of drug charges. Most states have minimum sentencing guidelines that include prison time for drug possessions, trafficking, distribution and/or manufacturing.

A simple possession of marijuana charge can result in a criminal record making it very difficult to find employment. A conviction to a drug charge can result in a suspension of your driving privileges for up to 2 years.

If the amount of drugs recovered is sufficient, you can even find yourself in prison. Another serious concern if you are facing drug charges is whether the federal government is involved. Drug charges are pursued very seriously at both the state and federal level. Even if the charge is originally handled by your state, it can easily be handed to federal authorities for further prosecution.

James K. Weick, Jr. practices at both the state and federal level. Like most things in life, time is of the essence when dealing with drug charges. With over 15 years of criminal defense experience James K. Weick, Jr. has the experience to effectively represent you in any type of drug charge on both a state and federal level.

James K. Weick, Jr. prides himself on having a boutique law firm where your case can have the personal attention it deserves.

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Federal Drug Trafficking Penalties

DRUG/SCHEDULE

QUANTITY

PENALTIES

QUANTITY

PENALTIES

Cocaine (Schedule II)

500 - 4999 gms mixture

First Offense:
Not less than 5 yrs, and not more than 40 yrs. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 or more than life. Fine of not more than $2 million if an individual, $5 million if not an individual

Second Offense:
Not less than 10 yrs, and not more than life. If death or serious injury, life imprisonment. Fine of not more than $4 million if an individual, $10 million if not an individual

5 kgs or more mixture

First Offense:
Not less than 10 yrs, and not more than life. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 or more than life. Fine of not more than $4 million if an individual, $10 million if not an individual

Second Offense:
Not less than 20 yrs, and not more than life. If death or serious injury, life imprisonment. Fine of not more than $8 million if an individual, $20 million if not an individual

2 or More Prior Offenses:

Life imprisonment

Cocaine Base (Schedule II)

5-49 gms mixture

50 gms or more mixture

Fentanyl (Schedule II)

40 - 399 gms mixture

400 gms or more mixture

Fentanyl Analogue (Schedule I)

10 - 99 gms mixture

100 gms or more mixture

Heroin (Schedule I)

100 - 999 gms mixture

1 kg or more mixture

LSD (Schedule I)

1 - 9 gms mixture

10 gms or more mixture

Methamphetamine (Schedule II)

5 - 49 gms pure or 50 - 499 gms mixture

50 gms or more pure or 500 gms or more mixture

PCP (Schedule II)

10 - 99 gms pure or 100 - 999 gms mixture

100 gm or more pure or 1 kg or more mixture


PENALTIES

Other Schedule I & II drugs (and any drug product containing Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid)

Any amount

First Offense: Not more that 20 yrs. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 yrs, or more than Life. Fine $1 million if an individual, $5 million if not an individual.

Second Offense: Not more than 30 yrs. If death or serious injury, not less than life. Fine $2 million if an individual, $10 million if not an individual

Flunitrazepam (Schedule IV)

1 gm or more

Other Schedule III drugs

Any amount

First Offense: Not more than 5 years. Fine not more than $250,000 if an individual, $1 million if not an individual.

Second Offense: Not more 10 yrs. Fine not more than $500,000 if an individual, $2 million if not an individual.

Flunitrazepam (Schedule IV)

30 to 999 mgs

All other Schedule IV drugs

Any amount

First Offense: Not more than 3 years. Fine not more than $250,000 if an individual, $1 million if not an individual.

Second Offense: Not more than 6 yrs. Fine not more than $500,000 if an individual, $2 million if not an individual.

Flunitrazepam (Schedule IV)

Less than 30 mgs

All Schedule V drugs

Any amount

First Offense: Not more than 1 yr. Fine not more than $100,000 if an individual, $250,000 if not an individual.

Second Offense: Not more than 2 yrs. Fine not more than $200,000 if an individual, $500,000 if not an individual.

Federal Trafficking Penalties - Marijuana

DRUG

QUANTITY

1st OFFENSE

2nd OFFENSE

Marijuana

1,000 kg or more mixture; or 1,000 or more plants

  1. Not less than 10 years, not more than life
  2. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 years, not more than life
  3. Fine not more than $4 million if an individual, $10 million if other than an individual
  1. Not less than 20 years, not more than life
  2. If death or serious injury, mandatory life
  3. Fine not more than $8 million if an individual, $20 million if other than an individual

Marijuana

100 kg to 999 kg mixture; or 100 to 999 plants

  1. Not less than 5 years, not more than 40 years
  2. If death or serous injury, not less than 20 years, not more than life
  3. Fine not more than $2 million if an individual, $5 million if other than an individual
  1. Not less than 10 years, not more than life
  2. If death or serious injury, mandatory life
  3. Fine not more than $4 million if an individual, $10 million if other than an individual

Marijuana

More than 10 kgs hashish; 50 to 99 kg mixturemore than 1 kg of hashish oil; 50 to 99 plants

  1. Not more than 20 years
  2. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 years, not more than life
  3. Fine $1 million if an individual, $5 million if other than an individual
  1. Not more than 30 years
  2. If death or serious injury, mandatory life
  3. Fine $2 million if an individual, $10 million if other than individual

Marijuana

1 to 49 plants; less than 50 kg mixture

  1. Not more than 5 years
  2. Fine not more than $250,000, $1 million other than individual
  1. Not more than 10 years
  2. Fine $500,000 if an individual, $2 million if other than individual

Hashish

10 kg or less

Hashish Oill

1 kg or less

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