Have you been arrested in Seattle for a drug related crime? If so, call The Law Offices of Steve Karimi and speak to an attorney right away. The sooner you call, the sooner we can get to work building your case.
Drug Crime Defense Lawyer in Seattle
A drug crime can include the possession, use or distribution of any illegal drug, illegal drug paraphernalia, or controlled substance such as prescription medication. The severity of a drug charge depends on a lot of factors. Some of these factors include the quantity of drugs involved, the type of drug (i.e. meth, marijuana, heroin, etc), your criminal history, whether you are accused of distributing them, and more.
Lesser drug offenses are charged as misdemeanors, while more severe offenses are charged as felonies. Attorney Steve Karimi has a proven record of success in defending clients who have been charged every type of drug crime. In Seattle, it is a misdemeanor crime to possess 40 grams or less of marijuana but possessing any amount of another drug like cocaine or heroin is considered a Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act (VUCSA). A VUCSA is a felony and a conviction can lead to years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines. A felony conviction on your criminal record can affect your entire life. Employers and educational institutions look at your criminal record when considering your application. Avoid the negative consequences by avoiding conviction altogether with the help of a Seattle drug crime lawyer.
Seattle Drug Crime Offenses
VUCSA Drug Charges: These charges are very serious. When you are charged with what the law considers the worst kinds of drug crimes such as possession with the intent to sell or the manufacture of drugs, you will be charged with Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act. VUCSA charges are felony offenses which can lead to prison time and other harsh consequences.
Juvenile Drug Charges: If you are a teen or young adult and charged with a drug crime such as possession, you need to understand the potential consequences. Juvenile drug convictions can have serious and long term effects on your entire life. Courts take drug charges very serious and a conviction can lead to jail time and a mark on your criminal record. Businesses and schools look at your criminal record when making decisions about admission and recruiting. If you are under the age of 18 and has been charged with a crime, call a Seattle drug crime attorney.
Prescription Drug Charges: Even legal drugs can lead to serious drug crime charges. Possession of prescription drugs with the intent of abuse or to distribute can be considered a VUCSA crime. Prescription fraud as well as “doctor shopping” can also lead to serious charges.
Marijuana Possession: Even a misdemeanor drug charge can have serious consequences such as jail time, loss of driver's license, community service and more. If you are found with a large amount of marijuana or are being charged with intention to distribute, you can be charged with a felony. The Law Offices of Steve Karimi can help you write these charges and protect your future.
Drug-Related DUI Charges: If you are driving and police officers believe that you are under the influence of a drug, you can be charged with DUI. DUI charges should be taken seriously and a conviction can lead to fines, loss of license, community service and even jail time. A Seattle drug crime attorney can help you fight your charges and protect your rights.
When you're facing serious drug charges, you need a serious Seattle drug crime defense lawyer. Attorney Steve Karimi will go over your case with a fine tooth comb and make sure that your rights are not being violated. He is a former prosecutor who understands how local prosecution and judges view drug crime cases. For example, it is common for prosecution to allege that you were intending to sell the drugs in your possession. You will need an experienced lawyer to help you fight the charges. If you have been charged with a drug crime in Seattle, call The Law Offices of Steve Karimi right now.
Because in drug crime charges, the drug is the evidence against you, an experienced Seattle drug crime attorney knows that the best defense is often filing a Motion to Suppress. This is when your attorney argues that the way the drugs were discovered in your possession was through illegal search and seizure or during an unlawful stop. Building a strong defense requires the aid of an experienced attorney with a deep knowledge of drug law in Washington. When it comes to your future, do not settle for anything less than the best. Call The Law Offices of Steve Karimi right now. Attorney Steve Karimi will go over your charges with you and explain what an experienced Seattle drug crime lawyer can do for you. Call now for a free consultation.