Drug charges (also known as VUCSA, or Violations of the Controlled Substances Act) account for a very large portion of all arrests. If you are accused of possessing or otherwise handling substances that include:
- LSD, mushrooms, and other hallucinogens
- Cocaine and its derivatives
- Opium and its derivatives
…you could face substantial fines and/or long-term imprisonment. Punishments increase depending on the classification of the drugs you allegedly handled, whether you intended to sale them, and the amounts in possession. Any past criminal history and other accompanying charges (from DWI to money laundering) will also play a major role.
Professional representation is essential to ensuring a fair trial, since drug charge cases may involve evidence that was obtained via illegal search and seizure. Likewise, if you want your charges reduced or dropped, an aggressive defense lawyer is absolutely necessary. Contact Seattle Law Group today to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney and learn more about what you may face, and how we can help you before, during, and after all legal proceedings.