Drug Crimes or Drug Related Crimes are classified as either Misdemeanor or Felony Offenses. Misdemeanor drug offenses include Simple Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Legend Drugs and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Felony drug offenses include the Sale of a Controlled Substance, Delivery of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Controlled Substances for Resale and Manufacturing a Controlled Substance. Prescription Drug Fraud or obtaining prescription drugs by fraud are also felony drug offenses.
Misdemeanor Offenses may be punished by up to 11 Months 29 Days in Jail with fines up to $2,500.00. If convicted, alternative punishment such as probation may be available for these crimes.
Felony Offenses may be punished with incarceration from 1 year to 60 years depending on the class of felony and the applicable sentencing range. Fines for these offenses vary greatly. Probation is available as an alternative to incarceration for some felony offenses.