If you are arrested for a drug related crime in Seattle, be prepared to fight. Penalties for drug crimes are very strict and even a misdemeanor crime like marijuana possession can have long term negative effects on your life. The best course of action is to hire a Seattle drug crime defense attorney to assist you. At The Law Offices of Steve Karimi, we understand how serious drug crime charges are and that is why we work so hard to defend you.
Drug charges are trickier to fight that many other criminal charges. This is because with drug charges, the evidence is also the crime. For example, in a theft case, the evidence against you might be stolen property found in your possession. Your defense attorney could argue it was given to you by someone else or you found it and therefore are not guilty of theft. With drug crimes, however, the very fact that you have cocaine in your possession means that you can be charged with drug possession. The best way to challenge a drug crime is to have your Seattle drug crime attorney fight to suppress the evidence (i.e. the drugs).
To suppress evidence, your Seattle criminal defense lawyer must argue that the evidence was obtained illegally. This can be because you were stopped in an unlawful manner, the police did not have the right to search your or any other reason your attorney can find to challenge the validity of your arrest. In many cases, suppressing the evidence is the only way to defend drug crimes. If you are facing drug charges of any type, you will want a defense attorney with a proven track record of success when it comes to defending criminal drug related charges. Call The Law Offices of Steve Karimi now for a free consultation and to find out more about what an experienced Seattle drug defense attorney can do for you.