Spokane Drug Crime Defense Lawyers
Representing the Accused Since 1996
Drug crimes are among the most common offenses prosecuted in Washington state courts. Depending on the circumstances, they carry extensive penalties if you are convicted along with a permanent criminal record that can negatively affect your future. To protect yourself, it is vital to seek help from an experienced Spokane drug crime defense attorney. Phelps & Associates is proud to have served Spokane clients facing all types of criminal charges since 1996.
Are you facing drug crime charges in Spokane? Contact our firm for legal assistance.
Washington Drug Crime Penalties
While Washington allows for the medical and recreational use of marijuana, it does so with restrictions. Only the possession of less than one ounce is legal for adults. For adults and those under 21, possession of less than 40 grams of marijuana is a misdemeanor while possession of anything over 40 grams is charged as a felony. Besides other potential penalties for those under 21, a one-year driver’s license revocation will apply.
Other drug crimes involving narcotics such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, street drugs, and fraudulently obtained prescription drugs are generally charged as felonies.
These range from a Class C to a Class A felony and include the following maximum sentences:
- Class C: 5 years of incarceration and up to $10,000 in fines
- Class B: 10 years of incarceration and up to $20,000 in fines
- Class A: Up to life in prison and up to $50,000 in fines
Nonviolent offenders may qualify for Washington’s Drug Offender Sentencing Alternative (DOSA) which could reduce jail time. DOSA involves drug treatment programs. Drug court or diversion are alternatives as well.
Work with a Seasoned & Committed Criminal Defense Firm
Our firm handles virtually all drug crimes, including possession of drugs and paraphernalia, sales, distribution, manufacturing, cultivation, and conspiracy. If you are facing any drug offense, your first priority should be to talk to our attorneys as soon as possible – even before you answer any questions with law enforcement. We are here to protect your legal rights and fight for your best interests.
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