Drug-related crimes have a large proportion of the overall crimes.
Drug crimes have many factors that affect the outcome of the case. Factors such as the type of drug or narcotic, the activity that took place with the drug; possession, cultivation, manufacturing, transportation, use, and or sales are significant factors. As well, the amount of the drug/narcotic as well as the location of the crime is a major factor.
For example, Marijuana usually has a less stringent standard and crimes such as simple marijuana possession will be treated as a misdemeanor.
Drug crimes can be complicated as there are many exceptions and standards involved with the different drugs.
If you are facing drug charges, you need an experienced and knowledgeable Los Angeles criminal attorney. You need a criminal lawyer that is knowledgeable about the drug crime laws of Los Angeles and is able to use these laws to protect your rights.