Oregon Commercial Drug Offenses

Portland Drug Trafficking Defense Attorney

Commercial drug offenses can lead to enhanced penalties and severe punishments. If you have been charged with a commercial drug offense, you need a criminal defense lawyer who understands how to prepare a strategic, complete defense against these allegations. Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C., has defended many people across Oregon against serious drug charges.

What Is a Commercial Drug Offense?

Under Oregon law, the state can charge an individual with a commercial drug offense if the state can prove at least three additional factors. Some of these factors include:

  • Delivery of heroin, cocaine, hashish, marijuana, methamphetamine, LSD, psilocybin or psilocin for consideration
  • Possession of $300 or more in cash
  • Possession of a firearm or other weapon
  • Possession of materials being used for the packaging of controlled substances such as scales, wrapping or foil
  • Possession of drug transaction records or customer lists
  • Possession of stolen property
  • Possession of manufacturing paraphernalia
  • Using public lands for the manufacture of drugs
  • Constructing fortifications or taking security measures with the potential of injuring persons

If you are found possessing more than three grams of heroin, eight grams of cocaine or methamphetamine, or 110 grams of marijuana, that can also be a factor in deciding whether or not to make a commercial drug offense charge.

Our law firm will fight these allegations in many different ways. Many drug cases hinge on whether the police lawfully searched you or seized your property. We will look closely at the validity of the warrant and challenge any flaws in the warrant. If law enforcement did not have a warrant, we will challenge the nature of the search. The state will have to prove each part of the charge beyond a reasonable doubt. In many cases, certain aspects of these allegations will not hold up to our scrutiny. Our four lawyers have practiced in this field for more than 70 years; we know what to look for and how to achieve favorable results in these types of cases.

Contact Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C.

We provide a free initial consultation to discuss your charges. In this consultation, we will also discuss our flexible, reasonable fee arrangements. Call our law firm toll free at 1-888-311-2016 or e-mail us today.