Salt Lake City Drug Possession Attorney
Defending Drug Charges Throughout Utah
When it comes to fighting criminal charges, Utah criminal defense attorney Steve Burton at Intermountain Legal is your greatest partner. That is why so many clients choose Steve as their advocate.
Steve has been a prosecutor in many cities, including Salt Lake City, Taylorsville, Holladay, Cottonwood Heights, and Riverton. As a result of this experience, Steve has essential experience in drug-related cases. Our office handles cases ranging from nonviolent drug addiction-related crimes and administrative proceedings to felony possession and distribution charges.
A drug related crime is a criminal offense that often involves possession, use, sale, manufacture, or distribution of an illegal narcotic. The US DEA uses the Controlled Substance Act to provide information on criteria and classification for substances. In Utah, illegal narcotics include: cocaine, crack, heroin, LSD, marijuana, methamphetamine (meth), steroids, opium, and unauthorized prescription drugs. Drug crimes may be classified as a misdemeanors or felonies. The classification usually depends upon the type of drug involved, the amount of the drug under possession, and the type of drug crime committed.
Persons convicted of a drug crime may be punished with imprisonment, fines, community service, probation, parole, and court ordered treatment. Convicted drug crime offenders’ sentences may be enhanced if they have a prior criminal history, if they have a prior drug crime conviction, or if they solicited to minors.
If you have been charged with a drug crime it is always to your benefit to speak with an experienced attorney with defense experience. A skilled lawyer at Intermountain Legal can argue your case in court, challenge forensic evidence presented by prosecutors, and safeguard your constitutional rights.
Contact Our Attorneys For Help With Drug Charges
If you have been charged with a drug crime, contact Intermountain Legal in Salt Lake City for your free initial consultation. We will analyze and discuss your options with you and provide valuable legal insight for your individual situation. To contact our defense lawyers, call 801-990-4200 or fill out our email form.