Washington Controlled Substance Lawyer
Have you been charged with a Controlled Substance Crime? Let Weber Law help you today!
Being arrested for drug crimes in Washington can be a scary and nerve-wracking experience. When you face drug charges, family members may panic, your employer may preemptively put you on leave or fire you, and your record could be ruined. Even worse, a drug crime conviction can mean jail time, hefty fines, and potentially ruin future job aspects. Fortunately, it does not have to be that way. You do not face these charges alone! Let Weber Law work to create a strong defense and advocate for you in the court room. Call Weber Law today.
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Washington Controlled Substance Crimes Charges and Penalties
Types of Controlled Substance Crimes
It is unlawful for any person to manufacture, deliver, or possess with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance.
It is unlawful for any person to possess a controlled substance unless the substance has been prescribed by a physician. There are various levels of controlled substance that range from Schedule I through Schedule V.
Schedule I drugs include but are not limited to opium derivatives, codeine-n-oxide, heroin, psilocybin, and methamphetamine.
Schedule II drugs include but are not limited to raw opium, morphine, oxycodone, and oxymorphone.
Schedule III drugs include but are not limited to pentobarbital, lysergic acid, or ketamine.
Schedule IV drugs include but are not limited to clonazepam, diazepam, and phentermine.
Schedule V drugs include but are not limited to not more than 100 milligrams of opium, or not more than 200 milligrams of codeine per 100 milliliters or per 100 grams.
Possession of marijuana by a person twenty-one years of age or older is not a violation of possessing a controlled substance unless the person is less than twenty-one years of age, or the marijuana is not commercial.
It is important to know that you can also be charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, even if you are not in possession of a controlled substance.
Drug paraphernalia means any equipment, device, contrivance, instrument, or paraphernalia used for unlawfully injecting or smoking a controlled substance. This includes pipes, spoons, needles, rolling papers, or filters.
Punishment for Controlled Substance Crimes
Possession of a controlled substance is a class C felony.
Possession of forty grams or less of marijuana is a misdemeanor.
Possession with intent to distribute or sale of a controlled substance classified as a Schedule I or II, which is a narcotic drug, or amphetamine, is a class B felony.
Possession with intent to distribute or sale of a controlled substance classified as a Schedule I, II, or III, that is not a narcotic or amphetamine, or a Schedule IV or Schedule V drug is a class C felony.
A class B felony is punishable by a fine of $25,000.00, if there was less than two kilograms of the drug, imprisonment, or both. If there was more than two kilograms of the drug, it is punishable by a fine of up to $100,000.00, imprisonment, or both.
A class C felony is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years, a fine of not more than $10,000.00, or both.
A misdemeanor is punishable by imprisonment for up to ninety days, a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or both.
The sentence can vary depending on the crime. It is important to have a knowledgeable attorney who can advocate for the lowest sentence possible for you. It is possible to get a sentence reduced, but not without competent legal counsel.
Even as a Defendant of a Crime, you still have Rights! Make sure yours were not violated!
Even as an individual facing criminal charges, you have rights. It is important to know those rights and make sure that they were not violated in any way when you were arrested or charged. Without extensive knowledge of your rights when it comes to police searches, Miranda rights, and your rights when it comes to arrest, it is extremely difficult to get a dismissal or reduction of your charges. Do not try and fight these charges on your own, Weber Law is ready to help you today.
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been arrested on a controlled substance crime charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Seattle and the surrounding areas.
How can Weber Law help you if you have been charged with a Controlled Substance Crime?
If you have been cited with a crime involving a controlled substance in Washington, there are a few ways Weber Law can fight for you. Whether it is negotiating to lower the charge to a lesser crime, reducing your fine amount or jail time, making sure the charge does not go on your record, or defending you at trial, Weber Law will work for you every step of the way. Weber Law will make sure to look at all details of your case, including potential evidence such as your criminal record, the police report, and potential eyewitness testimony. By using defenses that have been successful in the past—for example, having a medicinal marijuana card, not knowing what you were in possession of, or drug paraphernalia was found during an illegal search—Weber Law will create a strong defense for you. At Weber Law, we are experienced in defending these charges, winning these cases, and getting you back to everyday life. The court room can be a very intimidating place; you do not have to face it alone. Let Weber Law’s team of experienced lawyers help you. A possession of drug paraphernalia charge, whether with possession with a controlled substance or not, can have detrimental impacts on future careers. Your record could be ruined. Do not leave this charge up to chance.
If you or anyone you know has been cited with a controlled substance crime in the State of Washington, call Weber Law today for a consultation.
WA ST § 69.50.4013, Possession of controlled – Penalty – Possession of useable marijuana, marijuana concentrates, or marijuana-infused products – Delivery
WA ST § 69.50.401, Prohibited acts: A – penalties
WA ST § 9A.20.021, Maximum sentences for crimes committed July 1, 1984, and after
WA ST § 69.50.4014, Possession of forty grams or less of marijuana – Penalty
WA ST § 69.50.101, Definitions
WA ST § 69.50.204, Schedule I
WA ST § 69.50.206, Schedule II
WA ST § 69.50.308, Schedule III
WA ST § 69.50.210, Schedule IV
WA ST § 69.50.212, Schedule V
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