Drug Possession

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Criminal Defense against Drug Possession Charges

Salt Lake City Drug Possession Defense Attorney

Housewives, college students, businessmen, doctors; no one is immune from law enforcement investigation and drug possession charges. Whether the charges are possession of a controlled substance like cocaine, or misuse of prescription pain killers, the challenge is the same.

In Utah criminal courts, drug cases are tough and you need a fighter on your side.

This is not just a court case, this is your life—and it’s our fight.

At the Salt Lake City law office of Rasmussen & Miner, we understand the challenges you face. We’ve been representing people facing drug possession charges and other drug-related felony and misdemeanor crimes for more than 20 years. Our drug crimes defense lawyers have a track record of results in state and federal drug courts.

Contact our office to schedule a free initial consultation. Call (801)363-8500. Our phones are answered 24/7 and we make jail visits.

We Take Drug Possession Seriously

Drug cases often begin when the police search a car, a home, or a person. Did the police have a right to search you or your property? That’s the first question we’ll examine when we begin investigating your case. We’ll make sure evidence gained by unlawful search and seizure is not admitted in court.

A Strategic Defense for Drug Crimes

Understanding the charges you are facing is the first step towards developing a legal defense.  In some cases, it may be to your advantage to plead to a lesser charge which will result in the possibility of receiving a lighter penalty if you are convicted.

  • Charges of Drug Possession involve possessing one or more illegal narcotics whether it is for personal use, for sale, or for distribution.
  • Charges of Drug Possession with Intent to Distribute (Sale of Drugs) can be brought against someone who is caught with one or more illegal narcotics in their possession with the intention of selling the narcotics.  If a person is found guilty of drug possession with intent to sell to a minor or in a school other specified zone, they will be facing enhanced criminal charges and sentencing.  The more weight of drugs in your possession, the more likely you are to be charged with intent to distribute.
  • Drug Manufacturing is the crime of producing or manufacturing illegal controlled substances.
  • Drug Distribution (Sale of Drugs) is the crime of smuggling, transporting, or delivering illegal narcotics.

Serious criminal cases benefit from a team approach at Rasmussen & Miner. Two attorneys will review your case to identify strengths and weaknesses and to develop a defense strategy to achieve the best possible outcome, given the facts. We will tell you up front what we believe the best result is in your case—a result we’re confident we can get.

Put our drug possession defense team to work on your case. Contact our Salt Lake City law office.