Strong Defense Against Drug Crime Charges
Nearly all drug crimes are felonies in Washington, Oregon and Idaho. A felony conviction can result in a mandatory prison sentence, loss of civil rights, loss of gun ownership rights and a criminal record that could make it difficult for you to find future employment.
At the Spokane Law Offices of Christian J. Phelps, we aggressively defend clients accused of drug crimes on the state and federal levels.
When Your Future and Freedom Are at Risk, Contact the Law Offices of Christian J. Phelps
We will conduct a thorough investigation of your case, consider the various factors and construct a strong legal defense designed to minimize any potential damages.
Our firm handles a variety of drug crime cases involving all types of narcotics, including:
Defense in State and Federal Drug Crime Cases
Please note that there is a wide disparity between state and federal drug crime sentences. We know the laws and punishments in both federal and state courts. We know that some "sweet heart deals" on a state drug charge may actually set you up for a disaster if you are ever charged with a subsequent drug crime in federal court. No matter the level at which you are being prosecuted, we will fight to protect your future and your freedom.
A variety of strong defenses can be used to combat drug charges. To that end, we will examine the legality of any search and seizure used to gather evidence against you. We will determine whether or not the police had a valid reason to stop you or a valid warrant to enter your home. We can also challenge the credibility of the police officer and any witnesses against you.
Drug Offender Sentencing Alternative (DOSA)
If you are a non-violent offender, you may qualify for Washington's Drug Offender Sentencing Alternative, which could end up cutting your sentence in half. While you will need to attend drug treatment programs, successful completion of the programs could enable you to significantly reduce jail time. Under Washington's laws you may be eligible for drug court or diversion.
Forfeiture & Seizure of Personal Property
Our firm can also handle any drug forfeiture or seizure issues resulting from your drug charges. The government can seize and sell any property that they believe was derived from or used in the commission of a drug felony, including money, cars and your home. We can take action to help you keep your property.
Contact Us Today
If you face prosecution for a Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act (VUCSA), you need to do everything you can to protect your rights. Talk to an experienced defense attorney before you talk to the police. From our offices in Spokane, we can make sure you take all the right steps. For a free initial consultation with a skilled criminal defense lawyer, contact us via email or by phone at 509-323-2420.