Edmonds Drug Possession Attorney

What are the penalties for drug possession in Edmonds, WA?

The courts in our area deliver tough penalties for drug crimes, and if you have been arrested for illegal possession of drugs you cannot afford any delay in preparing your defense. You need a dedicated Edmonds drug possession attorney on your side to advise you of your rights and to help you fight the charges. By coming to Johanson Law Group, Inc., you can secure the help of a former prosecutor with a quarter century of experience. I know how much is at stake for your future and will work tirelessly to clear your name of the charges.

The sentence you could receive if convicted of drug possession depends on the quantity of drugs involved. For example, possession of less than 40 grams of marijuana is a misdemeanor punishable by up to ninety days in jail and a $1,000 fine, while possession of greater amounts is a felony with a five-year prison sentence and $10,000 in fines. The specific type of drug is also a factor, as possession of any amount of a drug such as methamphetamine, heroin, PCP or cocaine is a felony.

Defending Drug Possession Charges in Edmonds

Many people who are arrested in possession of drugs are eager to accept a plea bargain, thinking that it is their only option for avoiding a sentence in jail or prison. The fact is that you may be able to avoid a conviction entirely by hiring an attorney early in the case. It is often possible to have possession charges dismissed by demonstrating that the defendant was unaware that the drugs were in the bag, vehicle or home, or to invoke the Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure by pointing to the fact that the search was conducted without probable cause or a warrant. There are many proven criminal defense strategies for this type of case, by you must take action now.

If your future is threatened by drug crime charges, contact an Edmonds drug possession lawyer from my firm for help from an attorney with a quarter century of experience.