Edmonds Drug Possession Attorney

Accused of Drug Possession in Snohomish County?

Drug possession charges involve the possession of illegal drugs such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and more. If you've been charged with this offense in Snohomish or King County, you can rely on experienced and trusted legal representation from my firm, John F. Segelbaum, Attorney at Law. As a Snohomish County drug crime lawyer, I have been helping individuals fight criminal charges for close to 40 years. Because I am also a former prosecutor, I know how the other side operates and what needs to be done to thoroughly defend you for best results.

Drug Possession in Washington State

Possession of less than one ounce of marijuana is legal in Washington state. Possession of more than this, underage possession, and sale or distribution of marijuana, however, will still be considered a crime for which you can be convicted. Possession of drugs such as cocaine, heroin, Ecstasy, methamphetamine, and other narcotics in any amount will be charged as a felony. This also includes prescription drugs such as oxycodone, Xanax, and others. These offenses are charged as a Class C felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

How you are charged and the penalties you face will depend on the facts and circumstances surrounding your drug possession charge, including the type of drugs found, the quantity found, and any previous convictions. In some cases, you may be eligible for a diversion program. If you complete all conditions of the program, such as drug treatment and community service, the charges against you may be dropped. Washington State has a First Time Offender Waiver as well as Drug Offender Sentencing Alternative (DOSA) which is based on drug treatment for those with a substance abuse problem.

Get a Complimentary Consultation About Your Case

The first step after any drug possession charge is to get trusted and qualified legal help. I offer a free case consultation in which your situation can be thoroughly evaluated. I can then advise you on what needs to be done to help you achieve a better outcome. Contact my firm to arrange to speak with me as soon as possible following your drug possession arrest.

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