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Federal LSD drug laws and punishments

The psychedelic drug LSD (d-Lysergic Acid Diethylamide) is illegal throughout the United States. Under federal drug laws, LSD is classified as a Schedule I narcotic, meaning that an LSD-related conviction will come with the severest punishments on par with those associated with heroin.

Which drug leads to the most arrests in Wisconsin?

Studies have been carried out to see which drugs are used most commonly across the United States, with results giving some indication of which drugs are most likely to lead to an arrest. In Wisconsin, it turns out that drug treatment centers most often deal with marijuana.

Sharing your prescription drugs at work is a bad idea

It's difficult to watch a co-worker suffer through a workday in pain. You might be tempted to alleviate his or her discomfort by giving your co-worker one of the pain medications you take for your bum knee; however, it would be a very bad idea and it could get you in serious trouble with the law.

Did you get charged with a federal drug paraphernalia crime?

It's hard to imagine, but even the most seemingly innocuous items could lead to a federal drug paraphernalia charge if police find you in possession of them at the time of a drug-related arrest. For example, a box of small plastic baggies would be perfectly innocent in any other context, but if police find you in possession of a large bag of cocaine, they may assume that you're going to use the baggies to traffic and sell the drug.

What kinds of addiction treatments are available?

If you have been struggling with addiction, you likely want to get out of the vicious cycle that is plaguing your life. And your family and friends may be imploring you to get help as well. But sometimes it takes a real wake-up call to motivate an addict to get the help that he or she needs. And certainly, being arrested on drug charges can be a real wake-up call that tells you it is time to make drastic changes.

Making sense of drug possession laws

Depending on who you ask, the so-called war on drugs has been either ineffective or a complete disaster. Indeed, attitudes about drugs seem to be changing in the country with medical marijuana becoming the norm and recreational pot find support in several states. However, drug possession charges can be complicated in that they can be governed and prosecuted at both the state and the federal level. Laws and the ways they're enforced can vary from one state to another also, which makes defending yourself against charges even more confusing.

What to do if you're charged with marijuana possession

Laws prohibiting the possession, sale and cultivation of marijuana have been repealed or changed in many states. This leads people to falsely believe that marijuana offenses are no longer a big deal. After all, it's legal in a half dozen states and decriminalized in a few others. However, law enforcement in the Waukesha area still take marijuana offenses very seriously. If you or someone you love has been charged with marijuana possession, it's critical that you speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to minimize the impact of these charges.

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