Prescription Drug Defense Attorneys in Portland
Backed By Over 60 Years of In-Depth, Combined Legal Experience
Sentences in federal drug cases are dictated primarily by drug quantity. Federal drug quantity tables outline the potential punishment based on the number of doses or number of pills involved. This is a critical detail, particularly in cases involving pharmaceuticals such as OxyContin because the number of pills can add up quickly and lead to a lengthy prison sentence upon conviction. A Portland prescription drug defense lawyer needs to know exactly how these penalties are dictated in order to understand how to mitigate the penalties and fight for the best possible results.
At Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C., our attorneys have over seven decades of combined experience with fighting federal drug charges involving heroin, ecstasy, and pharmaceuticals.
We defend against all charges involving these drugs, including:
- Drug possession and possession with intent
- Drug distribution and manufacturing
- Drug conspiracy
Questions of Quantity & Relative Purity
The number of pills and number of doses are not the only concerns. While the relative purity of a drug may not be in question if the case involves possession of a prescription drug without a prescription, it may play a huge role in heroin and ecstasy cases. Even though federal prosecutors will test the purity of these drugs before moving forward, we will not simply accept their test results. When appropriate, we will have the drugs re-tested by an independent forensic lab to ensure no inaccurate test results taint our case.
Ecstasy is not the only designer drug that can lead to federal drug charges. We understand that there are new drugs being developed all the time. They may be lumped in with ecstasy, but in reality, their chemical composition has not been quantified. Our extensive depth of knowledge allows us to successfully fight against charges involving unique designer drugs.
Contact Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C.
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 prescription drug defense lawyer, call us at (503) 303-0771, or contact us online.