A conviction for a drug crime is treated very seriously in Washington. A drug crime conviction can affect your ability to get a job or even find housing. For non-citizens, a conviction for a drug crime can have devastating effects on a person’s immigration status. This is why you need an experienced criminal defense attorney like John L. Wheaton, Attorney at Law, to help you win your case.
Generally, a conviction for a drug crime in the state of Washington is a felony. The seriousness of drug crimes ranges from simple possession (a Class C Felony) to manufacture and delivery of controlled substances, which carry very severe penalties. The laws in the state of of Washington pertaining to drug crimes are contained at RCW 69.50, the Uniform Controlled Substances Act.
If you have been charged with a drug crime in the state of Washington, it is very important that you hire an experienced lawyer to represent you in your case. John L. Wheaton, Attorney at Law, can take various actions that could improve the outcome of your case. For example, it may be possible to file a motion to have the judge prevent the prosecutor from presenting certain evidence in your case. In addition, Mr. Wheaton can negotiate with the prosecutor to try to reduce the charges that you are facing. Finally, Mr. Wheaton can represent you diligently if you decide to take your case to trial.
If you are in need of an experienced criminal defense lawyer, please call John L. Wheaton, Attorney at Law at 206-829-8214 to set up a free consultation.