Drug-related offenses are among the most aggressively prosecuted crimes in the state of Washington. In the ongoing “war on drugs,” law enforcement officials and prosecutors appear are ready to do almost anything to get a conviction. What seems to get lost in many of these cases are the basic rights of the people being investigated for the crime.
A conviction for any drug-related offense can lead to serious penalties, including imprisonment, fines, probation and others. In addition, many charges can be enhanced if the crime is committed within 1000 feet of a protected zone such as a school or a playground where children are present. Having the right criminal defense lawyer on your side can go a long way toward ensuring a positive outcome.
At the law firm of Spencer & Sundstrom, our Vancouver drug defense attorneys have experience handling all types of these cases. We know your rights and we know what it takes to protect them. Both of our attorneys have experience as prosecutors. We understand how the other side works, and we know how to find the holes in their cases that can be used to your advantage.
We have successfully defended clients against such charges as possession, possession with intent to deliver, drug manufacturing and many more. When you hire our firm, we will closely examine every aspect of your case to determine if your rights were violated at any time during the investigation. If we find that they were, we will take immediate action to have any resulting evidence suppressed. We have been successful in previous cases suppressing evidence on the grounds of illegal search and seizure, probable cause and other causes.
Depending on the circumstances of the crime, there can be alternatives available that can keep you out of jail and keep the offense off your record. In Washington, these options include drug court and the Drug Offender Sentencing Alternative (DOSA). When it is in their best interests, we seek to have our clients admitted to these programs.
We evaluate your case to determine if one of the programs would be beneficial for you, and we explain the pros and cons associated with pursuing this course of action. We will make sure you have all the information you need to make a sound decision about how to proceed. In every case, the final decision will be yours.
Contact our office today to talk to one of our attorneys about your drug case. We will give you an honest assessment of your case and help you understand your legal options. You can reach us by phone at 360-356-1710 or via e-mail. For your convenience, we accept Visa and MasterCard.