Drug Crime Attorney
If you have been charged with a drug crime, there is help available. Our law office has many years of experience dealing with drug crime charges, from possession to international drug trafficking. With a strong drug crime attorney you can increase the likelihood of reaching the best outcome.
Call us to discuss your options.
The investigation and prosecution of drug crimes is taken seriously at both the state and federal levels. The federal Controlled Substances Act and the Washington Uniform Controlled Substances Act regulate the manufacture and distribution of many controlled substances, including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy (MDMA), and methamphetamine, as well as any prescription drugs or other medications that have a potential for abuse or addiction, such as Morphine, Codeine, Oxycontin, etc.
Penalties for conviction of a drug offense can include fines up to $20,000 and ten years in prison for a first offense. This is why being arrested for any drug crime is a serious matter that should be immediately referred to a qualified and experienced drug crime attorney. Even Misdemeanor convictions can impact your ability to obtain financial aid and pass federal background checks for purchasing firearms.
While we always prepare the best defense available, no specific outcome can be guaranteed, and the stakes are often high in a drug prosecution. Note & Kidd will always be with their clients and advise them on the risks and benefits of going to trial versus entering plea negotiations with the prosecution. In appropriate cases, our strategy may be to have the case heard in drug court, where the end result is a treatment program rather than incarceration.
Completion of a treatment program may result in a dismissal of the original charges. This is a great goal to aim for, and we would love the opportunity to help you.
We have successfully defended over 1,000 cases. Let our proven track record work for you.
What to Expect When Charged with Drug Crime
If you are charged with a drug crime, you need a drug lawyer with the experience to navigate the nuances of preparing a strong defense to a drug crime charge and the toughness to fight on your behalf. Contact us today to begin strategizing your defense.
If the charge is a felony, the first appearance usually occurs the first business day following arrest.
Court determines probable cause and sets release conditions (bond, bail, drug testing, etc.)
Plea is entered.
Prosecution, defense and defendant meet with the judge to determine if the case is ready for trial or resolution. If no trial date is set or resolution reached, a continuance may be granted to allow for further preparations.
Negotiated resolutions may vary based on the severity of the charge and facts of the case.