In Oklahoma, the “war on drugs” is raging, and the state enacts some of the nation’s toughest drug laws, doling out the harshest penalties for even minor drug offenses. Marijuana possession, which in some states is legal and in others carries only a small fine, can lead to felony charges and years in prison under certain conditions.
Even the federal government has begun to call extreme penalties for low-level drug crimes “draconian,” and says it will focus its resources on prosecuting drug cartels and major trafficking operations, leaving minor drug offenses to the states. Because Oklahoma is “tough on drugs,” this could lead to even more prison overcrowding as the federal government leaves jurisdiction of minor drug offenses to the state.
If you are charged with drug possession, distribution, cultivation, or manufacture in Oklahoma, you could be facing felony conviction and decades behind bars. Do not become a victim of notoriously rigid laws that bring a punishment far too severe for the offense. Contact an experienced drug defense attorney that can preserve your rights and fight diligently to protect you from unnecessary consequences.
Whether you have been accused of a misdemeanor such as possession of drug paraphernalia or a felony such as meth manufacture, an attorney with Law Firm of Oklahoma will handle your case with the ultimate care. We understand that even misdemeanor conviction can have a profound impact on your present and future opportunities, and we work tirelessly to bring your case to the optimal resolution.
We have established a proven record of success in defending clients accused of drug crimes, and we offer representation in all areas of drug crime defense:
Admitted to practice in both state courts and federal courts in Oklahoma, we provide effective defense representation against local and federal drug charges.
If you are convicted of a drug crime in Oklahoma, you face penalties that could range from probation for a first offense misdemeanor conviction all the way to life in prison without parole for repeat offenses or more serious felony conviction.
The penalty for conviction is dependent upon the perceived severity of the crime. For example, a charge of possession with intent to distribute would carry harsher sentencing than a charge of simple marijuana possession for personal use. However, in many cases, prosecutors work hard to make a case for the most serious offense or offenses possible. While a person may be in possession of a drug simply for personal recreational use, a prosecutor may charge a person with the felony of possession with intent to distribute if there is any indication that the defendant may have planned to share his or her drugs with others. Note—the charge is not possession with intent to sell, but possession with intent to distribute. This means that a person who admits that he or she was planning to share a joint with friends could be charged with a much more serious crime than simple possession.
If you are convicted of a felony drug crime, you face not only lengthy prison terms, but also collateral consequences of felony conviction, including loss of voting rights and loss of the right to possess firearms.
If you are accused of violating Oklahoma’s Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Act, it is imperative that you contact an experienced drug crime defense lawyer immediately. Your attorney can help uncover violations of your rights that could lead to suppression of evidence, and he can help you avoid being railroaded by some of the toughest drug laws in the nation.
The circumstances surrounding every drug arrest are unique to that case, and because of the number of variables affecting the charge and possible penalties, it is important that anyone accused of a drug offense get quality legal counsel who can explain the possible ramifications of the arrest and charge.
At Law Firm of Oklahoma, we carefully assess and investigate the details of every arrest and the evidence used against you in bringing a charge. Through our painstaking analysis of the case, we build a defense strategy that is uniquely tailored to the individual case and which brings the greatest likelihood of a positive resolution.
To consult with an attorney and to discuss your possible defense options, call (405) 608-4990. Do not hesitate to get the help you need in fighting an Oklahoma drug charge. Call today.