Did you know….
Amount spent annually in the U.S. on the war on drugs: More than $51,000,000,000.
Number of people arrested in 2011 in the U.S. on nonviolent drug charges: 1.53 million.
Number of people arrested for a marijuana law violation in 2011: 757,969.
Number of those charged with marijuana law violations who were arrested for possession only: 663,032 (87 percent.)
Number of Americans incarcerated in 2011 in federal, state and local prisons and jails: 2,266,800 or 1 in every 99.1 adults, the highest incarceration rate in the world.
Fraction of people incarcerated for a drug offense in state prison that are black or Hispanic, although these groups use and sell drugs at similar rates as whites: 2/3.
Number of states that allow the medical use of marijuana: 18 + District of Columbia.
Estimated annual revenue that California would raise if it taxed and regulated the sale of marijuana: $1,400,000,000.
Number of people killed in Mexico’s drug war since 2006: 70,000+.
Number of students who have lost federal financial aid eligibility because of a drug conviction: 200,000+.
Number of people in the U.S. that died from an accidental drug overdose in 2009: 31,758 Tax revenue that drug legalization would yield annually, if currently-illegal drugs were taxed at rates comparable to those on alcohol and tobacco: $46.7 billion.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that syringe access programs lower HIV incidence among people who inject drugs by: 80 percent.
One-third of all AIDS cases in the U.S. have been caused by syringe sharing: 354,000 people.
U.S. federal government support for syringe access programs: $0.00, thanks to a federal ban reinstated by Congress in 2011 that prohibits any federal assistance for them.
The law Firm of Regan Law PLC, under the leadership of Attorney Martin E. Regan, Jr. has dedicated years to the defense of each and every client including many facing charges for drug distribution as well as many other serious related charges. Do not hesitate to call us. We are here to help you.
Year after year, Martin E. Regan Jr., the firm’s senior partner, has dedicated tireless efforts on behalf of the accused and produce wins for clients that a less determined advocate would have thought hopeless. Martin E. Regan Jr.’s ability to tackle and win tough criminal cases has resulted in verdicts of acquittal in many highly publicized trials.