Attorney Chris Barnett speaks about different types of drug crimes and penalties.
There are number of criminal offenses that are classified as drug crimes. All of these involve controlled substances, narcotics, prescription drugs, and other substances that are regulated by the government. A person may face drug crime charges for the illegal possession or distribution of these substances. Both state and federal laws prohibit these actions and mandate harsh penalties for those who are convicted.
Mr. Barnett discusses alternative sentences to jail for drug crimes.