VUCSA Lawyer in Seattle
Drug crimes in Seattle are referred to as Violations of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act or VUCSA crimes. A VUCSA crime can have serious consequences and most offenses lead to felony charges. If you are facing criminal charges in Washington, call a Seattle VUCSA attorney right away. The Law Offices of Steve Karimi can help you build a strong defense and fight the charges you are facing. Drug charges can be very complicated so it is important that you call an experienced drug crime attorney to fight with you.
A controlled substance can be any type of illegal drug and many prescription drugs as well. Drugs like cocaine, methamphetamines and heroin are all controlled substances. Even marijuana is a controlled substance in Seattle. VUCSA crimes are complicated because there are many facets to the laws. These crimes are covered in Washington law RCW 69.50 also known as the Uniform Controlled Substances Act. If you have been arrested for a drug crime in Washington, call a VUCSA attorney right now. Attorney Steve Karimi understands what it takes to successfully fight your charges.
Seattle VUCSA Charges
VUCSA crimes include any action that involves controlled substances including “ the manufacture, distribution, or dispensing of a controlled substance, or to use for the purpose of acquiring or obtaining a controlled substance, a registration number which is fictitious, revoked, suspended, or issued to another person”. Crimes that involve fraud or deception in order to obtain a controlled substance are also serious crimes. To find out more about VUCSA offenses and what penalties they can lead to, call an attorney.
Most drug crimes are charged as felony offenses, but a few are misdemeanors. The two most common misdemeanor drug crimes are for marijuana possession under 40 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. If you are found with a small amount of marijuana or drug paraphernalia that does not contain any drug residue, you will only face misdemeanor charges. These charges can still result in serious consequences like fines and even jail time. If you are under 21 you can even face license suspension. If you or your child is facing a misdemeanor charge for a drug crime, call a Seattle lawyer now.
Any other VUCSA crime in Seattle is considered a felony charge. They can range in severity from Class A to Class C. Class C charges are the least serious and Class A are the most serious and can even result in life in prison! Possession of any illegal drug including over 40 grams of marijuana is a felony as is any crime that involves cultivation, distribution or sales of a controlled substance. Prescription fraud or possession of prescription drugs without a doctor's prescription can also lead to felony charges. Felonies are the most serious offenses that you can be accused of. The best way of avoiding a felony conviction is to hire an experienced lawyer to defend you.
VUCSA Defenses in Seattle
If you or a family member are facing charges for a drug crime in Washington, call a defense lawyer. Attorney Steve Karimi is dedicated to fighting for his clients. He genuinely cares about each and every one of his clients and works hard to defend them. Drug crimes can be difficult to defend so you should make sure that you hire the best Seattle drug crime attorney possible. Attorney Steve Karimi will research your case and look for any errors that were made. If the police made an error or you were searched illegally, your charges may be dismissed. While there is no way to know for sure what your results will be, an experienced drug defense lawyer can help you get the results that you want.
The penalties for VUCSA charges can be steep. A misdemeanor crime can result in a sentence of 1 to 90 days of jail time and $250 to $1,000 in fines. If you are convicted of a misdemeanor drug crime and are under the age of 21, you will also face one year of driver's license suspension. Felony crimes can result in Class A, B or C charges. A Class C felony is the least serious and can result in a $10,000 fine and a 5 years in jail. A Class B felony can lead to 10 years of jail time to $20,000 in fines. The most serious VUCSA crimes will lead to Class A felony charges that can result in $50,000 in fines and life in prison. This is only a guideline set by the Sentencing Reform Act RCW 9.94A. The judge will look at the circumstances surrounding your case as well as your criminal record and ultimately be the one to decide what sentence you receive. In order to make sure that you get the best possible results in your case, call The Law Offices of Steve Karimi and speak to an attorney right away.