Drug possession is a broad legal category ranging from misdemeanor possession of marijuana in small amounts to felony possession of cocaine, crack, or heroin.
If you are charged with drug possession, get an attorney!
Whether you are charged with possession of marijuana for personal use, or felony possession of narcotics with intent to sell, it is extremely important to discuss your situation with an attorney before making any statement to police or prosecutors. If you would like to talk to one of our drug crime defense lawyers about your situation, please contact our law office. We will answer your call right away.
Consequences of a conviction for drug possession
Depending on the charge and other aspects of your specific situation, you may be eligible for a diversion program, classes, a First-Time Offender Waiver, or a Drug Offender Sentencing Alternative (DOSA). Our lawyers regularly work with prosecutors and judges throughout the state of Washington to get the most favorable sentencing options for our clients.
There are many state and federal statutes and regulations that govern the possession and distribution of marijuana. If you have been charged with marijuana possession, our firm can help you understand the charges you are facing, and the consequences if you are convicted. We examine the facts of your case, looking at the circumstances surrounding your arrest, to see if the police violated the Fourth Amendment, if there was reasonable suspicion for the traffic stop, if the warrant was supported by probable cause and any other violations that may have tainted the seizure of the evidence the prosecution will attempt to use against you. We can then advise you of the likely outcome of your case.
Drug possession charges can also apply to those accused of possessing a range of controlled substances, prescription drugs, and illegal drugs, including:
Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamines (Crystal Meth), Oxycontin, Percoset, Xanax.
Our firm not only handles the possession aspect of your drug charges. We also provide clients with aggressive defense when facing intent to distribute charges. These often apply in situations where clients have been accused of possessing large amounts of the drug in question.
What can a lawyer do about drug possession charges?
When representing you in a drug crime case, our attorneys will examine the evidence against you and determine whether it was obtained through unlawful search and seizure and whether the charges brought against you are appropriate. If you need treatment, we will make arrangements for you to enter a center immediately. If you were charged with unauthorized use of medical marijuana, we will look for documentation and aggressively mount a defense for your physical and legal protection. With the help of our private investigators we will do all we can to have charges dismissed or reduced before you go to court. If you go to trial, our lawyers go in prepared to win—that's our job.
For a free consultation with LA Attorney Avi Zvulun, call 818.720.5288 or 888.333.2636 Toll Free or contact us online.