Connecticut Drug Crimes
Connecticut takes drug crimes very seriously. From drug possession to intent to sell and trafficking, all of these have, if convicted, serious consequences. These potential consequences, even for minor drug convictions, include incarceration, steep fines, and a criminal record that could impede future employment opportunities. Make sure you have an experienced drug crime lawyer on your side.
Hartford criminal defense attorney Salvatore Bonanno has defended all types of drug crimes, including:
- Drug possession
- Drug paraphernalia
- Possession with intent to sell
- Drug distribution
- Drug trafficking
The amount of drugs in possession directly affects the level of the specific drug offense. For example, if one possesses only a small amount of marijuana, they are likely to face a fairly minor charge; while another, who possesses a larger amount of heroin could result in a major federal drug charge. Hartford criminal defense attorney Salvatore Bonanno has the experience to take on drug charges at all levels.
Federal Drug Crime Charges
Generally, someone charged with a federal drug charge is accused of possessing, or distributing, large quantities of drugs that are often transported across state lines. In Federal Court, the penalties for federal charges are much harsher than penalties for state convictions.
The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is usually behind federal drug offenses, as the DEA often completes very detailed investigations before indictment (arrest).
You need to contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible if you believe that you are the subject of a drug investigation.