The criminal justice system in Washington and throughout the United States is inundated with drug cases, including prosecuting individuals for possession of small amounts or drug paraphernalia. At Powers & Costeck, LLC Attorneys at Law, our criminal defense attorneys represent clients charged with violation of the Uniform Controlled Substance Act (VUCSA) in Skagit County or Island County.
Any Drug Conviction Can Impact Your Life
If you are charged with a drug offense, the impact on your life can be significant, even if it is a misdemeanor for possession. The penalties can include time in jail, fines, and a criminal record, which can affect your employment, child custody matters, and other aspects of your life. In addition, assets may be seized, if there is a connection to criminal charges, which means you could lose your money, cars, and even your home. You need an experienced drug offense lawyer to help you avoid the consequences of a drug conviction.
When charged with a felony drug offense in Washington, defendants often face multiple charges, which can increase the time in jail. Prosecutors may also add sentence enhancements to the drug charges, which add time to the sentence. These enhancements could be "within a school zone" for charges that occur within 1000 feet of a bus stop. Our criminal defense attorneys understand the impact of drug charges and work to win the battle as soon as charges are filed. We have a history of helping our clients avoid convictions for drug offenses to help them move forward with their lives and maintain employment.
If you have been charged with a drug offense in Skagit County, includng the cities of Burlington, Mount Vernon, Anacortes, or Sedro Woolley, WA, you need an experienced criminal attorney on your side. We will provide a defense attorney with the legal knowledge and experience to provide the best possible defense. Contact our office today at (360) 419-0809 to speak with a crriminal defense lawyer about your case.