Utah Drug Defense Attorney
Laws governing drug possession vary according to the type and quantity of the drug in question. Possession of any significant amount of a controlled substance — whether marijuana or meth, spice or heroin — will usually be charged as possession with intent to distribute. A conviction for intent to distribute can result in a prison sentence.
You can find yourself charged with drug possession even if you had no drugs on you. For example, if a passenger in a car you are driving is carrying ecstasy or drug paraphernalia like a pipe with drug residue, you could be charged even if you had no knowledge of it.
Experienced Utah Drug Defense Lawyers
Possession of even a small amount of cocaine or other illegal drugs can have huge consequences. That is why you need experienced criminal defense from a law firm that understands how to get results in Utah criminal courts. Contact the Utah criminal defense attorneys at Greg Smith and Associates by calling 801-651-1512 or emailing us.
Our lead attorneys have prosecutorial experience, and one was even a police officer trainer. You can feel confident knowing that we are well-prepared to handle your case. We protect the rights and fight for the freedom of people facing drug possession charges.
Never Take Drug Possession Charges Lightly
Drug possession charges can have unanticipated consequences that may last a lifetime. If you are convicted of a drug crime, you will not be able to apply for student financial aid. You could be denied access to student housing. You may find it difficult to gain entry to some colleges.
A drug possession conviction on your record can make it more difficult to get a job, can be a barrier to getting security clearance that you may need for work, or may prevent you from getting a professional license. It can also make it more difficult to rent an apartment.
Deservedly or not, drug crimes can draw some of the toughest sentences in the criminal justice system. But it is also an area where alternative sentencing and treatment can be ordered, particularly if it is your first offense.
At Greg Smith and Associates, we understand the rules of evidence and how problems in search and seizure can result in charges being dismissed. We explore every opportunity to get charges reduced before trial or to negotiate for treatment rather than jail or prison time. We work tirelessly to achieve a successful outcome for you.
You can count on our firm for a strong defense. We regularly advise other attorneys on critical issues in criminal law.
Contact an Experienced Salt Lake City Drug Possession Lawyer
If drug possession charges are hanging over your head, contact an SLC drug crimes attorney at Greg Smith and Associates for a free initial consultation by calling 801-651-1512 or contacting us online. We have a solid record of positive results in defending clients charged with drug possession in Salt Lake City, Provo, Orem, Park City and surrounding communities in Utah.