Drug Possession Laws in Seattle

By Michael Schwartz on May 8, 2020

The drug possession laws in Seattle are always subject to change. You can never be sure of what kind of punishment you might face if you are arrested for and convicted of drug possession in this city.

Rather than take your chances alone in court, you need an experienced attorney who is familiar with the laws to present your defense before the judge and jury. You can get the legal help that you need by hiring the Schwartz Law Office, PLLC today.

Dismissing or Arguing Down the Charges

Mr. Schwartz will first examine the circumstances of your arrest and evidence of the case to determine the best course of action.  It is common in these cases to question and challenge the seizure of you and the drugs as being unlawful.  If the police search you without justification the drugs cannot be used as evidence; your case is likely to be dismissed.

Another significant issue in drug cases involves a search and seizure of drugs from a place rather than a person.  When drugs are found in a place the issue becomes who owns the drugs – which person was actually in “possession” of them.  Again, a solid defense can be constructed for individuals in these types of cases.

If you were in possession, and there is no way to exclude the drugs from evidence, the best option may be to try and limit the damage by arguing for a reduced charge and/or a reduced sentence.  In these cases we work with our clients to present their story and argue for their future.

Protecting Your Rights

Even when facing a drug conviction, you have rights as a defendant that must be protected at all times.

You can find out more about the reasons to hire the Schwartz Law Office, PLLC when you contact them for a free consultation about your case today.