Drug crimes are common throughout the United States, and Everett is no different. Municipal, State, and Federal law enforcement authorities expend significant time and resources in the pursuit of those that perpetrate these crimes. The Seattle area is well known for drug trafficking, not only because of the airport and many seaports but also due to the proximity of the I-5 Corridor running from Mexico to Canada.
There are a number of drugs circulating through the Everett area, including crystal meth, heroin, and cocaine, and local law enforcement will prosecute anyone selling or possessing these controlled substances, and even prescription drugs. If you are facing drug-related charges, our Everett drug lawyers can help you defend your rights.
If you're convicted of a drug crime, you will face severe penalties that could have an impact on the rest of your life. The effects may be even worse if you’re accused of Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act, also called VUSCA, which means you manufactured drugs, or even possessed them in some instances. Our Everett drug attorneys can help you understand how the law applies to your situation and explain the penalties a conviction would incur.
The punishment for a drug crime conviction will be swift and severe, and the court will consider various details to determine which penalties you could be facing. The federal schedule of the drug in question will likely be considered, as will the quantity of the drug in your possession. Large amounts of a drug may be interpreted an intent to distribute.
Your criminal record will also be investigated and could influence how your case is prosecuted. If it's your first drug offense in Washington, you may be allowed to enter a diversion program or accept a first-time waiver. If it's not your first offense, you could be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, if that is what the prosecutor chooses.Contact The Law Office Of Jason S. Newcombe And Speak With One Of Our Everett Drug Lawyers
If you or someone in your family was charged with a drug crime in Everett, contact our office immediately and speak with one of our qualified lawyers. Our Everett drug attorneys have more than three decades of combined experience, and we've repeatedly seen how devastating a conviction can be. We will use our experience to protect your legal rights, and help you make decisions that could very well have a direct influence on the rest of your life.
One of our Everett drug lawyers will educate you about the penalties associated with your alleged crime, and then investigate your case to develop an aggressive defense with the hope that we can have the charges dismissed or reduced.
Get your life back on track with help from our professional Everett lawyers by contacting our Law Office today for your own free consultation.