Portland Meth Defense Attorneys
Aggressively & Proficiently Fighting against All Charges
In federal drug cases, sentences are dictated primarily by drug quantity. The federal sentencing guidelines contain a drug quantity table. This table outlines the potential punishments based on the quantity of the drugs involved. When it comes to methamphetamine charges, possession or distribution of even small amounts can result in severe penalties, if convicted. Furthermore, penalties can worsen if there are firearms or weapons involved. A meth defense attorney in Portland needs to approach these cases with extreme care and attention to detail in order to succeed.
At Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C., our attorneys provide all our clients with effective, personalized, and aggressive legal defense. We have decades of experience and in-depth legal knowledge that has been the key to our success in defending against federal meth offenses of all types.
These federal meth and drug offenses include:
- Drug possession and possession with intent
- Drug distribution and manufacturing
- Drug conspiracy
Testing the Drug's Relative Purity
While the amount of meth plays a major role in sentencing, the purity of the drug cannot be overlooked. This is particularly critical in methamphetamine cases, in which the purity can vary dramatically. A person found in possession of pure meth is going to face much more severe penalties than a person found with extremely diluted meth. This is why testing is critical.
The federal prosecutors know this and they will conduct extensive testing to determine the meth's purity. However, we will not simply accept their test results. There is too much on the line to allow any potential testing inaccuracies to slip through the cracks. When appropriate, we will have the meth re-tested by an independent forensic lab for chemical composition and purity. If the results we receive do not match what the prosecutors have, it can make a major positive difference in our case.
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 meth defense lawyer, call us at (503) 303-0771, or contact us online.