In Utah, the Majority of Illegal Drug-Related Offenses Will Be Fully Prosecuted

Interviewer: In Utah’s court system, are there any particular drugs or scenarios they’re being particularly hard on? Or are they treating all drug offenses the same?

Court: Because marijuana is a little bit less nefarious, at least in terms of perception, and it’s also really common, I would say that they have the lightest sentences for marijuana high-use.

Drug-Related Offenses Involving a Drug Such as LSD Will Be Strenuously Prosecuted

On the other hand, for a drug-related offense involving LSD or methamphetamines, which are two of the drug that judges really don’t like, they’ll tend to be harder on people that are arrested.

And then, of course, it depends on how much you have or what you’re charged with. If you’re just charged with possession, that is considered a lesser offense than being charged with intent to distribute or distribution, which is a felony. If you are charged with having a large amount of cocaine or methamphetamine, that’s obviously a really serious crime, compared to a possession charge for having a good amount of marijuana.

By Court Koehler

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