America’s War on Drugs

By Virginia L. Landry  Jan. 23, 2011 4:40p

There is a time and a place for prescription drugs. They are used to diagnose, treat, cure and prevent disease in both humans and animals. A good example would be antibiotics and their ability to treat infections. Narcotics on the other hand, are drugs that do not have a medicinal quality, which commonly become addictive after prolonged use.

Scientifically, drugs affect the human body both biologically and neurologically. They can be both organic and occurring naturally such as marijuana or they can be synthetic, such as amphetamines which are manufactured in laboratories. Drugs can be swallowed, inhaled, injected, applied to the skin or snorted. Drugs can affect the human body in a variety of ways for example, they can kill pain, they can act as an "upper" or a "downer," they can change a person's psychological behavior; they can induce hallucinations, anger, violence or euphoria depending on the drug.

There are two kinds of narcotics, legal narcotics are regulated by the FDA and are available through a doctor's prescription, and illegal narcotics are referred to as controlled substances and are banned by legal statutes. The production, possession and sale of illegal narcotics are against the law in all 50 states and committing any of the above crimes, has serious criminal consequences.

Drug Manufacturing Attorney in Irvine

State laws prohibit the possession, use, manufacture and sale of all illegal drugs from marijuana to heroin, as well as numerous legal drugs that are known to have street value. The penalties for drug crimes are on a gradual scale, depending on the drug and the nature of the crime. Mere possession is the least of the drug charges one may face, whereas penalties increase for selling and trafficking. Penalties range from incarceration, heavy fines, probation, parole and more.

If you have been accused of drug manufacturing in Irvine or the surrounding areas, it's vital that you seek representation from a skilled and knowledgeable Irvine lawyer immediately. At The Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, we have over 30 years experience in defending our clients against drug crimes. We can use our knowledge and experience to help you achieve a more favorable outcome in your case.

Contact a Irvine Drug Manufacturing Attorney from our firm today for a free case evaluation!

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