Drug Possession Lawyer in Medford

Defending Against Drug Possession Charges in Oregon

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Being arrested for something as small as possessing less than one ounce of a controlled substance can be a big deal in Oregon. If you have been arrested for a drug crime, your circumstances will not be taken lightly at The Law Office of Justin Rosas. As an experienced Oregon drug crime lawyer, I know what is on the line with a drug possession charge, and without any sort of legal direction, it is easy to feel overwhelmed.

If you have been arrested for drug possession in Oregon, you need to consult a drug possession attorney immediately. Perhaps the greatest mistake people make following a drug crime arrest is failure to act quickly when evidence that can be used in their favor is still fresh and attainable. If you have been accused of drug possession in Medford, you can trust that I will leave no stone unturned in creating a solid strategy for the best possible defense on your behalf and will help you avoid any mandatory sentencing.

What is Drug Possession?

In the state of Oregon, it is not uncommon for law enforcement agents and prosecutors to judge individuals who have been accused of a drug possession crime harshly. As drug possession often leads to other offenses, such as drug manufacture or drug distribution, many prosecutors will try to charge you to the fullest extent of the law.

It is unlawful to possess a controlled substance unless you have a valid prescription to possess the substance through some sort of provision of the law. This could include medical marijuana, or some sort of prescription validated by a health practitioner.

Controlled substances can include:

  • Marijuana (medical marijuana)
  • Heroin
  • Ecstasy
  • Methamphetamine
  • LSD
  • Hashish
  • Prescription drugs, such as Vicodin, Valium, Xanex, Percocet, morphine, opiates

What are the Penalties for Drug Possession in Oregon?

To be found guilty of a drug possession charge, the prosecution must prove that you knowingly and intentionally possessed drugs or controlled substances. If the police find drugs hidden in your car, for example, you can still be charged for a drug possession offense. If you are found with a large amount of drugs, you may be charged with possession of controlled substances with the intent to distribute them.

If the prosecution can somehow prove that you knew that the drugs were in the car - even though the drugs were not on your immediate person - and the drugs were in your control and discretion, then you can be charged with drug possession. Drug possession charges in Oregon can carry a prison sentence of up to 30 months, with additional fines, probation programs, or treatment programs.

Contact The Law Office of Justin Rosas

I believe that some of the greatest lessons in life derive from experience and periods of doubt. I have had my own experience with being targeted by law enforcement and have felt the sting of prosecution in my youth from an illegal search and seizure procedure. Though I made it through that dark time in my past, it caused me to gain a unique and invaluable insight on the criminal justice system. As someone who has been through it before, I can assure you that there is hope.

By retaining strong legal representation from an Oregon drug possession lawyer, you avoid wrongful prosecution and violations of your rights with my help. I aim to provide criminal defense to your matters that is filled with meaning and purpose, and it motivates me to defend my clients to the best of my ability. When your freedom is at the center of my approach, it motivates me to defend you fully and effectively.


Commonly Asked Questions

What constitutes drug possession in Oregon?

In Oregon, drug possession refers to the unlawful holding of controlled substances without a valid prescription or legal provision. This includes a range of drugs from marijuana, when not medically prescribed, to other narcotics such as heroin, ecstasy, methamphetamine, LSD, hashish, and certain prescription drugs like Vicodin and Valium. Possession implies that the individual had knowledge of the substance and control over it, even if it wasn't found directly on their person.

How can The Law Office of Justin Rosas assist me with my drug possession charge?

The Law Office of Justin Rosas provides a thorough defense for those facing drug possession charges in Oregon. With a deep understanding of the criminal justice system and personal experience with law enforcement, the office works diligently to protect your rights, avoid wrongful prosecution, and develop a robust defense strategy. Their goal is to achieve the best possible outcome for your case, helping you move past this challenging time.

Why is it important to act quickly after being arrested for drug possession in Oregon?

Acting swiftly following a drug possession arrest in Oregon is crucial because evidence that could potentially support your defense is more likely to be fresh and accessible. Quick action allows your attorney to gather pertinent information, witness statements, and any other relevant evidence before it becomes difficult to obtain or is lost, ensuring a stronger defense is built on your behalf.

Can I be charged with drug possession in Oregon if drugs are found in my car but not on me?

Yes, in Oregon, you can be charged with drug possession even if the drugs are not found on your immediate person. If drugs are discovered in your car and the prosecution can prove that you were aware of their presence and had control over them, you can face possession charges. This underscores the importance of having a knowledgeable attorney to challenge such allegations and protect your rights.

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Why You Should Hire Justin Rosas
  • More Than 15 Years of Experience
  • Over 3,000 Cases Successfully Handled
  • Numerous Jury Trials Won
  • Passionate About Helping People
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Hundreds of Cases Dismissed & Won
  • Case Dismissed Delivery of Marijuana, Money Laundering
  • Received Probation Unlawful Delivery of Marijuana, Federal Aviation Crash
  • Case Dismissed Murder
  • Case Dismissed Federal Supervised Release Hearing
  • Probation with No Jail Time Theft in the First Degree
  • Case Dismissed Money Laundering
  • Received Probation Delivery of a Supersubstantial Quantity of Cocaine
  • Case Dismissed Assault in the Fourth Degree
  • Case Dismissed Felony Driving While Suspended
  • Received Probation Using a Child in a Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct, Luring a Minor, Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse

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