Drug Possession & Possession with Intent

Aggressive & Effective Drugs Possession Defense Lawyers in Portland

Drug possession and possession with intent to distribute are among the most common federal drug charges. These crimes are always serious, but when they are charged federally, they are even more so. People accused of these crimes run the risk of not only expensive fines but lengthy prison sentences if they are convicted. Even a first-time offense can have severe consequences.

At Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C., our knowledgeable attorneys have decades of in-depth experience with handling a vast range of drug charges.

Our Portland drug possession lawyers defend against the following charges in federal court:

  • Cocaine and crack offenses
  • Methamphetamine offenses
  • Marijuana offenses
  • Heroin, ecstasy, and pharmaceutical offenses

Drug Possession

This charge is fairly self-explanatory. People found to be in possession of drugs are charged with this crime. However, only the most serious drug possession charges rise to the federal court level. In many cases, these charges arise after a simple traffic stop. Other times, these cases can arise after a warrantless search or seizure of our client. Our drug possession defense attorneys in Portland will thoroughly examine the circumstances of each case to determine whether or not the government acted lawfully in bringing the charges against you.

The penalties associated with federal drug charges are driven by factors such as the type of drug involved, the amount of the drug involved, and whether or not a firearm was involved. Whether or not a client has a prior conviction can also play a huge role in sentencing. We have the experience to defend against even the most serious federal possession charges.

Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute

There is a fine line between the charge of drug possession and the charge of possession with intent to distribute. People may be charged with intent to distribute simply based on the quantity of drugs they are caught with. This charge may also follow a lengthy federal investigation, often involving phone or wiretap evidence, informants, or other relevant evidence that will be used to prosecute the accused.=

No matter how much evidence they have, no matter how challenging a case may seem, we are dedicated to using our experience and knowledge to fight for the best possible outcome.

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 drug possession defense lawyer, call us at (503) 303-0771, or contact us online today.

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