Drug Crimes / Illegal Drugs / Drug Trafficking
The State of Maine categorizes illegal drugs into four “schedules,” W, X, Y, and Z. Schedule W drugs include amphetamines, cocaine, crack, morphine, heroin, LSD and others. Schedule X drugs include hallucinogenic drugs, hashish, and drugs that depress the central nervous system. Schedule Y drugs include Barbitol, Codeine, and other prescription drugs. Schedule Z drugs include Marijuana. Schedule Z is also a catch all category. It is a crime to import, sell, possess, or use scheduled drugs. These types of cases can be heavily influenced both by pretrial motions for constitutional violations or by improper testing procedures at the State's lab. A skilled criminal defense attorney can help find these weaknesses in the State's case and help to protect your rights.
Unlawful Trafficking in Illegal Drugs
Trafficking in Scheduled Drugs is the making, manufacturing, transporting and selling what the actor believes to be illegal drugs. Depending on what schedule of drug is being trafficked, as well as the amount of the drug being trafficked, the crime classification ranges from a class D misdemeanor to a class A felony. It is also a crime to traffick counterfeit or imitation scheduled drugs. Some aggravating factors to trafficking include the use and/or possession of firearms while trafficking and having previous felony drug-related convictions.
Unlawful Furnishing of Illegal Drugs
Unlawful Furnishing of Scheduled Drugs is sharing with others what the actor believes to be illegal drugs. Depending on what schedule of drug is being furnished, as well as the amount of the drug being furnished, the classification ranges from a class D misdemeanor to a class B felony depending on aggravating factors. Some aggravating factors to furnishing include the use and/or possession of firearms while furnishing , the age of the actor, and having previous drug-related felony convictions.
Unlawful Possession of Illegal Drugs
Unlawful Possession of Scheduled Drugs is having what the actor believes to be illegal drugs. Depending on what schedule of drug is in possession, as well as how much of the drug is in possession, the crime classification ranges from a class E misdemeanor to a class B felony.
Cases involving illegal drugs can be fact specific and could have very significant negative consequences if convicted, call the Nielsen Group for your free consultation today.