Drug Crimes in Federal Way
Drug crimes are ubiquitous in the US, Washington, and Federal Way. State, Municipal, and Federal law enforcement officials all expend significant resources in the pursuit of those who commit these serious drug crimes. The Seattle area is a hub of Washington drug trafficking because of its proximity to the airport, seaports, and I-5 Corridor, which runs from Mexico to Canada.
All sorts of drugs circulate through the Federal Way and Seattle area, including crystal meth, heroin, cocaine, crack, and prescription drugs. Seattle law enforcement agents prosecute people who sell or possess any controlled substance, often seeking maximum sentences. If you've been charged with a drug crime in Washington State, our Federal Way drug attorneys will pursue the dismissal or reduction of your charges.
A drug crime conviction will incur severe penalties that will likely have a dramatic impact on the your life, and the lives of everyone in your family. If convicted of violating the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, also called VUSCA, your punishments will likely be even more severe. A violation of VUSCA means that you've been accused of manufacturing drugs, or possessing them. Our Federal Way drug lawyers can help you better understand how your situation applies to the law. We will then discuss potential avenues of defense before outlining the penalties involved if you're convicted.
Penalties for drug crime convictions are determined by the Washington State court, which considers details pertaining to your crime when determining the severity of the punishments. The federal schedule of the drug will be taken into account, as will the quantity of that drug in your possession. If you possessed large amounts of a drug, the prosecutor may interpret this an intent to sell.
If you already have a criminal record or were convicted for possessing drugs in the past, this could influence how your case is prosecuted. Sometimes the court allows those convicted of drug crimes to enter a diversion program or accept a first-time waiver, but If you have previous convictions, you will likely face a strict prosecution.Contact The Law Office Of Jason S. Newcombe And Talk To One Of Our Federal Way Drug Attorneys
If you were charged with a drug crime in Federal Way, you can start getting answers from one of our qualified litigators via a free case evaluation. Our Federal Way drug lawyers have more than thirty years of combined experience, so we are well aware of how devastating a conviction can be. We will aggressively defend your legal rights while offering valuable legal counsel that will help you make realistic decisions regarding the outcome of your case.
Our Federal Way drug attorneys will fully explain the penalties associated with your drug charge, and then investigate your case in order to develop a resolute defense. We will fight to have your charges dismissed if possible, but if this isn't feasible we will then focus on having your penalties mitigated in whatever way the law allows.
Our Federal Way lawyers offer professional legal assistance, and it all starts by contacting our law office today for your own confidential drug crime case evaluation.