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Why You Need a Skilled Federal Criminal Defense Law Firm at Your Side when Facing a Federal Drug Offense

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), through the help of Congress has assembled a categorized list of drugs known as the schedule list. The list includes almost all of the drugs, and their derivative compounds, that can be found in the legal or illegal market. There are five “schedules” or categories; each with its own definition, limits, and punishment.

  • Schedule One: (A) The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse. (B) The drug or other substance has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. (C) There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or other substance under medical supervision.
  • Schedule Two: (A) The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse. (B) The drug or other substance has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. (C) Abuse of the drug or other substances may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
  • Schedule Three: (A) The drug or other substance has a potential for abuse less than the drugs or other substances in schedules I and II. (B) The drug or other substance has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. (C) Abuse of the drug or other substance may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
  • Schedule Four: (A) The drug or other substance has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs or other substances in schedule III. (B) The drug or other substance has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. (C) Abuse of the drug or other substance may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs or other substances in schedule III.
  • Schedule Five: (A) The drug or other substance has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs or other substances in schedule IV. (B) The drug or other substance has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. (C) Abuse of the drug or other substance may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs or other substances in schedule IV.

As is apparent from the vague language above, it is important to hire an experienced California federal criminal defense attorney if you have been charged for illegal possession or sale from any of these schedules. The experienced federal drug attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have over 30 years of experience handling drug cases. Each attorney at Wallin & Klarich has the skills and expertise to ensure you the best defense in your drug case. The punishments are different for each schedule and require in depth knowledge of federal procedure. The attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have this in depth knowledge and can be reached by phone at 1-888-280-6839 or through our website at www.wklaw.com.

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Wallin & Klarich was established in 1981. Over the past 32 years, our law firm has helped tens of thousands of families in their time of legal need. Regardless of whether our clients faced criminal or DUI charges, the loss of their driving privilege, or wanted to clean up their criminal record, we have been there to help them.