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Federal Drug Offenses

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Federal crimes can include a variety of different offenses; some of the more common include crimes involving illegal drugs. If you are arrested for a federal drug crime, then you could face extremely harsh penalties for conviction depending on the amount of substance in your possession, the crime you are charged with committing, and the schedule under which the illegal substance falls. If you are charged with a federal offense, then you need the representation of a San Francisco criminal defense attorney from Okabe & Haushalter.

Our firm has been dedicated to serving the residents of San Francisco who have been charged with various offenses for a number of years, and we can put this extensive legal experience to work for you when you choose to work with us. It is important for you to understand the severity of the situation that you face depending on the type of substance that was found in your possession, and a drug schedule guide can help ensure that you are well-informed.

Federal Drug Schedule

Illegal and controlled substances according to the federal government are divided into five different categories called "schedules" and the penalties that you will face for a federal drug crime will depend on the schedule under which the substance involved in your case falls.

Schedule I
The first category of drug encompasses those with no recognized medical use, and a high potential for abuse. These can include the following substances among others:

  • Heroin
  • LSD
  • Marijuana
  • Ecstasy
  • Peyote

Schedule II
This schedule includes those less potential for abuse than Schedule I, but still a high potential, and have some very limited recognized medical use. These substances include:

  • Cocaine
  • Methamphetamines
  • Oxycodone
  • Ritalin

Schedule III
These substances have recognized medical use, but have some potential for physical and psychological dependence with use. They also have significant potential for abuse, yet less than Schedule I or II. These drugs can include:

  • Vicodin
  • Tylenol with codeine
  • Anabolic steroids
  • Testosterone

Schedule IV
Schedule four drugs have a low potential for abuse with highly recognized medical use, and can include any of the following substances among others:

  • Xanax
  • Valium
  • Ambien
  • Talwin

Schedule V
Lastly, these drugs have the lowest potential for abuse, and generally consist of prescriptions containing limited amounts of certain narcotics. These drugs can include any of the following:

  • Robitussin AC
  • Lomotil
  • Parepectolin

Facing drug charges on a federal level?

If you are facing federal drug charges, then you need representation on your side that is licensed to practice before the U.S. federal courts. At Okabe & Haushalter, our San Francisco federal crime attorneys have the experience that you need on your side, and we can provide you with the aggressive defense of your case that you need. We offer a free case evaluation so that you may obtain some legal advice and information regarding your situation before making any financial commitment to our firm. Contact us today to discuss your criminal charges.

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