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If you’ve been accused of a drug or narcotics crime (either sales or possession), you need an experienced drug crime lawyer to help you. In Rochester, NY, there’s no better place to turn for a defense attorney than Thomas A. Corletta, Attorney & Counselor at Law. There is more to each case than guilt or innocence—there are frequently technical and/or Constitutional issues (such as search and seizure) involved. Count on Thomas A. Corletta to fight for your rights.
Types of Controlled Substances
You can be arrested for abuse of prescription medication, even if authorized by a doctor, if it affects your judgment or ability to operate machinery or a motor vehicle. While recreational amounts of marijuana have been legalized, it is still illegal to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of marijuana. This is a specialized area within the field of impaired or intoxicated driving.
Drug or narcotics crimes can involve many types of illegal drugs, which are contained in Schedules. These include:
- Natural illegal substances derived from plants such as marijuana, cocaine, and heroin.
- Prescription medication, such as opiates, analgesics, barbiturates, amphetamines, etc.
- Synthetic illegal substances, such as methamphetamine
While many controlled substances have psychotropic effects, you can also be arrested for:
- Distribution of almost any illegal drug, including prescription medication.
Types of Drug Crimes
If you are a minor, you may face substantial punishment, even for possession of a small amount of illegal drugs or alcohol.
Involvement of minors or selling within or near a school can result in enhanced penalties.
Thomas A Corletta Attorney at Law
Rochester NY 14614
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