Washington possession of a controlled substance DEFENSE LAWYER
Have you been charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance? Do not face this charge alone! Let WEBER LAW help you today.
In Washington, being charged with possession of a controlled substance can create a record that follows you for life. It is never a good idea to face these charges alone. Contact Weber Law today!
Washington Possession of Controlled Substance Charges and Penalties
What is Possession of a Controlled Substance?
It is unlawful for any person to possess a controlled substance. 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.
What is the Punishment?
Possession of a controlled substance is a class C felony.
Possession of forty grams or less of marijuana is a misdemeanor.
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 three hundred sixty-four days, a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or both.
The sentence can vary, and 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 possession of a controlled substance charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Seattle and the surrounding areas.
What can you do if you are charged with possession of a controlled substance and how can Weber Law help you?
If you have been cited with possession of a controlled substance in the State of Washington, there are a few ways that 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 doesn’t go on your record, or defending you at trial, Weber Law will work for you every step of the way. By looking at potential evidence such as security cameras (if available), and eyewitness testimony, Weber Law will make sure to look at all the details of your case. By using defenses that have been successful in the past, for example, not knowing what you were in possession of, or the drugs being 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. If you or anyone you know has been cited with possession of a controlled substance 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 § 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
A Seattle, Washington Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help You
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