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Drug Crimes Attorney in Spokane, WA

Experienced Defense Against Drug Crimes in Washington

After a drug arrest in Spokane, feelings of guilt and shame may accumulate. If you have been arrested for a drug-related offense can be faced with multiple challenges afterwards, including difficulty finding employment, the stigma associated with their criminal record, and disruption of relationships with friends and family.

Furthermore, if the sentence is served in prison or jail, being removed from society can often lead to extreme loneliness and depression. The damage faced after a drug arrest can go beyond just the immediate consequences, so counseling services should be taken into consideration to ensure one’s total well-being is addressed on both an emotional and physical level for longterm success.

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 lawyer. 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 at (509) 620-0606 for legal assistance.

What are the Penalties for Drug Crimes in Washington?

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.

Contact Our Spokane Drug Crimes Lawyer Today

Our Spokane drug charge lawyers handle 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 Spokane drug crime 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.

Clients who turn to our firm benefit from:

  • Comprehensive representation
  • Trusted and reliable attorneys
  • Availability and communication
  • Compassionate assistance backed by decades of experience

Call our Spokane criminal defense attorneys at (509) 620-0606 or schedule a consultation online for immediate support.


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