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Drug Crimes FAQs

Q: What is a drug crime?
A: A drug crime is a criminal offense that involves the use, possession, production, or sale of an unlawful controlled substance.

Q: What is an unlawful controlled substance?
Unlawful controlled substances include, but are not limited to: marijuana, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines, LSD, PCP, and Ecstasy. It also includes prescription drugs for which you do not have a valid prescription.

Q: What should I do if I have been charged with a drug crime?
If you have been charged with a drug crime, whether it is a misdemeanor or a felony, you should consult with a drug defense attorney immediately. You will want to work with a drug lawyer who has handled cases that are similar to yours and who is very familiar with drug crime law.

Q: Will I go to jail?
If you are convicted of your drug crime charges, there is a possibility that you may have to go to jail. However, your chances of avoiding jail time will increase immensely if you obtain the services of a qualified and experienced drug defense attorney.If you are convicted of a drug crime in Wahington, you face a vast array of possible legal penalties. Common legal penalties for drug crime convictions include, but are not limited to: jail time, fines, community service, probation, mandatory drug treatment programs, and driver's license suspension.

Q: Do I need a drug defense attorney?
If you have been charged with or arrested for a drug crime, the answer is “yes”. Once you have been charged with a drug crime, you will be up against jail time, fines, probation, and other lifealtering legal consequences if you are convicted. For this reason, you will want a drug lawyer who has successfully handled numerous other drug crime cases on your side.

St. Clair Defense

You must be confident in the experience and ability of your attorney. Effective representation requires trust, confidence, communication and a shared goal. Your future depends on it. If you have been charged with DUI or a criminal offense in King County, Snohomish County or Pierce County, we can help. Call Seattle criminal defense firm St. Clair Law Offices today to discuss your case. 206-578-2200. Your initial consultation is free.

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