Drug Crimes

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

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Tacoma drug crime attorneyOur Tacoma drug crime attorneys know that being convicted of drug crimes in the state of Washington can have serious consequences. Even the possession of minor amounts of drugs is punished harshly.

The penalties for drug crimes in Washington depend on the type of drug in question.

Crack/Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine

The possession of a small amount of cocaine, crack, heroin or methamphetamine is a class C felony and punishable by up to 5 years in jail and/or up to a $10,000 fine. Larger amounts are charged as possession with intent to deliver, which is a class B felony and punishable by up to 10 years in jail and/or up to a $20,000 fine.

Prescription Drugs

The possession of a small amount of prescription drugs without a valid prescription (including controlled substances like Percocet, Vicodin or Oxycontin) is a class C felony and punishable by up to 5 years in jail and/or up to a $10,000 fine. Larger amounts are charged as possession with intent to deliver, which is a class B felony and punishable by up to 10 years in jail and/or up to a $20,000 fine.

Marijuana

Possession of marijuana under 40 grams: Punishable by up to 90 days in jail and/or up to a $1,000 fine.

Possession of marijuana over 40 grams: Charged as a class C felony and punishable by up to 5 years in jail and/or up to a $20,000 fine.

Cultivation, delivery and possession with intent to deliver marijuana: Charged as a class C felony and punishable by up to 5 years in jail and/or up to a $20,000 fine.

If you have been accused of drug crimes in the state of Washington, you have the right to a vigorous defense to protect your rights and your freedoms. The Tacoma drug crime attorneys at Greene & Lloyd, PLLC are experienced in a variety of drug crime cases and have a proven success record. We are available to assist you with your drug crime case. Call today to schedule an appointment for a consultation.


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