Drug Crime Attorneys in Salt Lake City
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The state of Utah takes drug crimes seriously. The state has some of the harshest drug crime penalties in the nation. Being caught possessing any illegal drug can have devastating consequences on your future. Depending on the type of drug, amount, and any history of convicted drug charges, you could face up to 15 years in prison and/or up-to $10,000 dollars in fines. If caught trafficking, you could face federal charges that may result in life in prison.
If you were charged with a drug offense, you will need an experienced Salt Lake City drug crimes attorney.
Contact Jardine Law Offices P.C. at (801) 396-9993 for a free case evaluation. Protect your future — let our expert litigators build you the best possible defense.
What Are Considered Illegal Drugs?
Illegal drugs are any drug that has no current medicinal value. The federal government has classified all drugs into five categories, or schedules, as they are often referred to.
Schedule One Narcotics — The Highest Potential for Abuse
Schedule Two Narcotics — Have Medicinal Value
- High potential for abuse or dependency
- Oxycodone (combination oxycodone and acetaminophen)
- Percodan (combination oxycodone and aspirin)Norco (combination hydrocodone and acetaminophen)
- Adderall (D-Amphetamine Salts)
- Dilaudid (Hydromorphone)
- Demerol (Meperidine)
- Fentanyl (Duragesic)
- Ritalin (Methylphenidate)
Schedule Three Narcotics — Moderate Potential for Dependence or Abuse
- Tylenol 3 or Tylenol 4 (Combination codeine and acetaminophen)
- Anabolic steroids
Schedule Four Narcotics — Lower Potential for Abuse or Dependence than Schedule Three Drugs
- Xanax (Alprazolam)
- Soma (Carisoprodol)
- Valium (Diazepam)
- Ativan (Lorazepam)
- Ambien (Zolpidem)
- Ultram (Tramadol)
Schedule Five Narcotics — Even Lower Potential for Abuse or Dependence
- Contain limited quantities of certain narcotics
- Certain cough syrups, antidiarrheals, and analgesics
- Robitussin AC/Virtussin AC (Guaifenesin and Codeine)
If you are charged with possessing, distributing, or trafficking illegal drugs, you will need a professional drug crimes lawyer in Salt Lake City. You should not try to bargain, plea, or handle the case on your own.
Call Jardine Law Offices P.C. at (801) 396-9993 for a free case evaluation. Let our accomplished Salt Lake City drug crime attorneys put together a strong and effective defense to protect your rights.
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