Drug Possession Lawyer in Medford
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. 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 defense 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)
- Prescription drugs, such as Vicodin, Valium, Xanex, Percocet, morphine, opiates
Penalties for Drug Possession
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 a strong legal representative from the outset, 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.
If you are ready to discuss your drug possession crime, contact a Medford drug crime attorney today. I want to help you attain the best possible resolution so that you can move on from this period in your life and find the road to health and happiness. Call now to schedule your free case evaluation.
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