Vice crimes such as drug-related offenses have filled the courts and the jails over the past thirty years. Minimum mandatory sentences for possession of certain amounts of narcotics create a tremendous pressure on defendants to turn state’s evidence. The quantity of drugs found in possession of the suspect determines if the case will be charged as a felony or as a misdemeanor. This also indicates whether or not a minimum mandatory sentence will be issued to the suspect. The following is a list of narcotics where the possession of which constitutes a felony regardless of weight.

  • Heroine
  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamine
  • Oxycotin
  • Xanax
  • Extasy/ectasy
  • GHB

As prosecutors, the attorneys at Barakat Law have represented hundreds of drug cases. There are volumes of case laws discussing the appropriate methods for investigating narcotics cases, searching for and seizing evidence, and the use of confidential informants.

A criminal defense attorney can explore your options and hold the prosecution to the highest standard required of them regarding the presentation of proof.