It may come as no surprise to some people that a very large portion of our criminal justice system is dedicated to drug crimes and the infamous war on drugs. In Utah the law books are filled with different crimes that relate to drug sale, abuse, possession, etc… and jails are also filled with offenders of these crimes. Although some may view drug use as simply recreational and its not hurting any body it might be important to note that the law doesn’t view drug use in this way and it is heavily prosecuted and punished.
Drug Charges and Penalties
What makes drug charges so difficult to defend and so punitive is that multiple charges are normally involved with one incident and some of the charges require little evidence to convict a person. For example a possession charge might be based on the mere fact that a person was sitting closest to the drugs in the car even though those drugs might belong to someone else in reality. Furthermore, drug charges vary from paraphernalia, to possession, to distribution so one incident of a person being found with drugs could potential lead to charges of all three of the previous listed crimes, as well as include enhancements for having the drugs in a drug free zone.
Northern Utah Criminal Defense Attorney | Drug Crimes
If have been accused or charged of a drug crime then you need the help of an attorney to protect your rights at this difficult time. Whether you life in Ogden, Bountiful, Layton, or anywhere in Northern Utah, the lawyers at Ogden Criminal Defense Lawyer can help you through this process. Our attorneys are experienced criminal defenders and have helped hundreds of clients in their drug crime cases. We will make sure you get the best outcome available and we will treat you with the respect you deserve. Call or email us today to set up a free consultation.