Drug and Narcotic Offenses
Title 69 of Washington’s Revised Code (RCW) is known as the Uniform Controlled Substances Act. This Act classifies drugs into “classes,” based on how serious the legislature views each drug. There are many ways to commit a violation of Title 69, but most cases involve possession of the drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, manufacture, delivery, or an attempting one of those three methods.
Except for marijuana, simple possession of any quantity of drug, even pharmaceuticals without a prescription, can be charged as a felony. In order for marijuana possession to be a felony, the accused must have possessed more than 40 grams.
Penalties for drug charges can be severe, ranging from no jail time to months or years. In some cases, where an accused allegedly commits the crime can have a large effect on a potential sentence. For example, if an accused was within 1000 feet of a school at the time the crime was allegedly committed, a sentence may be extended an additional 24 months.
Aside from jail time, the consequences of a drug charge conviction can be severe. Such conviction may make a person ineligible for federal student loans, many government jobs, and may also disqualify you from service in the armed forces. Do not let this happen to you.
Ashbach Law Offices knows how to challenge searches, seizures and illegal warrants. Maybe you didn’t even know the drugs were in your possession. We will work hard to ensure your case is resolved in the best manner possible.
In some instances, Drug Court may be the best solution. Ashbach Law Offices can help you make the correct, personalized decision.
Do not let one mistake haunt the rest of your life.
Ashbach Law Offices, LLC represents those charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and other Drug Possession charges arising out of Arlington, Edmonds, Everett, Granite Falls, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Marysville, Monroe, and the rest of Snohomish County, Washington.
These charges are typically filed in Cascade District Court, Edmonds Municipal Court, Everett District Court, Everett Municipal Court, Evergreen District Court, Lynnwood Municipal Court, Marysville Municipal Court, and South District Court, all located in Snohomish County, Washington.
If you, or someone you care about, have or has been charged with Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and other Drug Possession, call Ashbach Law Offices, LLC at (360) 659-4950 for a FREE CONSULTATION today.