Drug Crimes

Salt Lake City Drug Crime Attorneys

Unyielding Representation for Clients throughout Utah

If you have been charged with a crime involving drugs, you deserve aggressive representation and an honest assessment of your case. That is exactly what you will get from the attorneys at Lokken & Putnam, P.C. Depending on the specific charge, convictions carry harsh penalties. Our goal is to find a favorable outcome and to minimize the consequences in your case.

Our team is committed to educating you about the charges you face and what options are available in your defense. The criminal justice system is complicated – we are here to walk you through the process, explain what is going to happen, and help you every step of the way.

Get started on your case today by calling (801) 829-9783. We serve clients in Salt Lake City, Cottonwood Heights, and throughout Utah.

Types of Drug Offenses

The police do not take drug crimes lightly — and neither do we. We are ready to protect your rights and to advocate for your future. Our Salt Lake City drug crime attorneys have experience handling both state and federal drug cases in Utah.

Our lawyers represent clients in drug-related cases involving:

  • Drug possession
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Possession with intent to distribute
  • Drug distribution
  • Drug manufacturing

Drug Possession Laws in Utah

Some states have additional categories for specific drugs such as marijuana because the laws are constantly changing. For example, in the case of marijuana, it is legalized in some states for medical or even recreational use, however, it is still considered illegal under federal law. In general, it is essential to know the drug laws in your state.

Note that drug possession includes having drug paraphernalia like syringes, crack pipes, or bongs. If you have any items like this in your car or in plain sight, you may get arrested for possession. Interestingly enough, a newly purchased pipe may not be considered paraphernalia because it does not have drug residue on it.

Laws concerning possession of drugs usually fall into one of these categories:

  • Simple possession
  • Possession with intent to distribute

Simple possession meaning that the drugs were intended for your own, personal use. The intent to distribute typically has harsher penalties than simple possession.

Marijuana Charges in Utah

Since the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado and Nevada, we have noticed a rise in people bringing their legally purchased marijuana into Utah. Moving controlled substances across state lines is a crime and may lead to federal charges in some instances. In addition to criminal charges, you can face collateral consequences that include the loss of your driver's license.

Contact Our Drug Crimes Lawyer in Salt Lake City

Our Salt Lake City drug defense attorneys are here to protect your rights and advocate for your interests if you are facing marijuana possession, trafficking, or other related criminal charges in Utah. Drug offenses need to be handled by an experienced lawyer. If you have been arrested for a drug crime, time is of the essence – the sooner you get a criminal defense attorney on your side, the stronger your defense may be.

Reach out to us today by calling (801) 829-9783 or contacting us online.

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