Proficient Drug Crimes Attorneys in Portland

Defending against Cocaine & Crack Possession Charges

Nowhere is the imbalance in federal sentencing guidelines based on drug type more clear than in crack cocaine and powder cocaine cases. A person caught with a certain amount of crack will face a significantly higher penalty if convicted than a person caught with the same amount of powder cocaine.

In August of 2010, President Obama signed into law The Fair Sentencing Act of 2010. Before this law went into effect, there was a 100:1 ratio between crack cocaine and powder cocaine penalties. In other words, 1 gram of crack was treated the same for sentencing purposes as 100 grams of powder cocaine. The new law reduces this ratio to 18:1. However, the new law applies only to those whose charges arose after August 3, 2010. Cases currently in the system for those who were recently sentenced under the higher ratio received no benefit from this change.

Contact Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C. online or call us today at (503) 303-0771 to learn more and schedule a free case evaluation with one of our knowledgeable Portland drug crimes attorneys.

The lawyers at Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C. keep on top of the most recent developments in this rapidly changing area and use this knowledge to our clients' benefit. Our skilled attorneys have decades of in-depth legal experience. We know the opportunities available for our clients in both crack and powder cocaine cases.

We defend against a wide variety of drug charges, including:

  • Drug possession and possession with intent
  • Drug distribution and manufacturing
  • Drug conspiracy

Knowledgeable Portland Drug Crimes Lawyers

At our law firm, our attorneys are exclusively focused on criminal defense. This is particularly important, considering the speed at which laws can change. We believe that an attorney needs to be focused in order to keep up with the changes and fully understand the new opportunities that may come with those changes. Since we are focused on criminal defense, we understand that progress and change in the law can significantly impact people facing federal cocaine and crack-related charges.

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Our law firm is committed to providing high-quality legal representation at reasonable rates. We are also dedicated to discretion and protecting our clients' privacy to the greatest extent possible as they move through the criminal justice system.

If you are looking for an experienced Portland drug crimes lawyer, call us at (503) 303-0771, or contact us online today.

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