Trusted Drug Crime and Possession Defense
Drug offenses in Washington can range from simple possession of marijuana to serious felonies involving the sale and distribution of controlled substances such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines, and unauthorized prescription drugs.
Let’s examine a few examples of charges you may be faced with:
If you are found to be in possession of an illegal drug (depending on the amount and type of substance) you can face extremely harsh penalties for conviction. This could be years in prison and huge fines.
If you’re wondering about Marijuana – While possession of less than one ounce of marijuana is legal in Washington state for adults, possession of more than one ounce but less than 40 grams is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. Possession of any marijuana by a person under age 21 is also unlawful and a divers license can be revoked for over a year.
Drug Sales or Delivery
More years and fines are added if you are found dealing or giving drugs with even more serious charges against you. If you are seen handing drugs to another person, even without the exchange of money, then you could be arrested and charged for delivering drugs.
Possession with Intent
If you are dealing drugs (you are in possession of drugs and you intend to sell them) then you can be arrested and charged with an even more serious offense. The potency and amount of the substance you possess will be evaluated in the decision involving penalties.
Drug Manufacturing, Cultivation, or Importation
If you are making drugs, growing substances, and importing controlled substances are all illegal actions that could result in severe criminal charges.
If you are a first-time offender for drug crimes, you may be encouraged by some public defenders to plead guilty. However, the Gravis Law attorneys we are not afraid to take your case to trial and avoid conviction to keep your record clear. Although the court will always choose lighter sentences for first-time offenders in drug court, this is also the reason it is especially important to not be convicted in the first place.
Any drug charge is a serious accusation that could result in prison time, other serious penalties and penalties you may have never thought about such as disqualification you from Federal Student Financial Aid. No matter the crime or the penalty, you may have a criminal record that will haunt you for the rest of your life. The good news is that gravis can help, there is a defense to every charge.
Call us today to schedule your free drug crime consultation with one of our drug charge lawyers.