Drug Crime Attorneys in Portland
Providing Strong Defense for Clients throughout Oregon
While the penalties for simple possession of a small amount of a controlled substance have been greatly reduced, and recognizing that recreational and medical marijuana are largely exempted from state prosecution, the penalties for the distribution and manufacture of controlled substances have become far more severe in the last few years. And even seemingly minor drug convictions can carry unexpected consequences such as the loss of federal student financial aid or the loss of employment.
Defense against Drug Charges
Defending clients against such charges often involves complex analysis of police search and seizure laws and challenging the use of informants, body wire evidence, and phone tap evidence. The drug type, amount, and purity are all factors that prosecutors take into account when seeking more severe sentences. Bringing in outside private investigators and expert witnesses to assist in our client's defense is routine.
Not all drug cases proceed to trial, however, and clients faced with settling their case by way of plea negotiations must be represented by knowledgeable and experienced attorneys who can help them minimize the damage to their lives. Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C. provides all our clients with effective, personalized, and aggressive legal representation. We have helped thousands of clients successfully resolve their cases and we can help you, too.
Experienced Portland Drug Crimes Lawyers
At Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C., our Portland drug crimes attorneys have over 60 years of combined experience in defending clients against all types of drug charges, including drug possession, trafficking, and distribution. As a result, we have a comprehensive understanding of drug laws and the procedures that follow a prosecution. We know the ins and outs of this specific area of criminal defense and should you choose us to represent you, you’ll see that it is by no means an exaggeration of our legal abilities.
Aggressive & Discreet Legal Services
Our law firm was founded with the specific purpose of providing top notch and discreet criminal defense services to residents of Portland and the surrounding communities in Northwest Oregon. We challenge police search and seizure procedures, make sure our clients' constitutional rights are protected throughout the entire process, and work every angle to minimize the negative consequences of an arrest for drug charges.
We also understand the importance of privacy and discretion. For most of our clients, their interaction with the criminal justice system is one of the most difficult times in their lives and our lawyers and professional staff do everything in our power to make our clients feel comfortable and at ease. We also make sure that our clients understand every step of the process.
High-Quality Services at Reasonable Rates
Our law firm is committed to providing high-quality legal representation at affordable rates. All initial consultations are free. In drug charges cases, we will discuss fees in depth at the initial consultation and we will work with you to find a fee structure that is appropriate given the nature and complexity of your case. We can negotiate flat-rate fees or hourly-rate fees, depending again on the type of case. For all cases, we make sure our clients always understand exactly what fees and costs they will pay for our services.
To discuss how we can work with you to defend against drug crimes charges, contact our office today to schedule a free and confidential initial meeting. Call us today at (503) 303-0771, or contact us online.