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Drug Crimes

Idaho & Washington Drug Crimes

If you or a loved one have recently been charged with a drug crime it is important to secure legal assistance. In the state of Idaho and the state of Washington drug crimes can have life-altering consequences that should never be taken lightly. An experienced attorney from Mosman & Monson Attorneys at Law can help you understand the charge and ensure that your constitutional rights were not violated.  We work to ensure that everything is done properly in a criminal investigation or a criminal case and that you are properly represented.

Illegal substances involved in a drug crime can include:

  • Marijuana
  • Methamphetamine
  • Prescription medications
  • Opiates
  • LSD
  • Ecstasy
  • PCP
  • Heroin
  • Cocaine
  • Mushrooms

Social Consequences

A conviction for certain drug offenses can result in the following:

  • Revocation or suspension of a person’s driver’s license
  • Disqualification from receiving federal student aid
  • Denial of jobs with the Federal Government
  • Inability to obtain or maintain a security clearance for a direct government job or a job with a federal contractor

As one of the most recognized law firms in Moscow Idaho we have a proven track record for negotiating reduced charges and even getting “not guilty” verdicts from juries in DUI cases. We are prepared to aggressively defend you against DUI charges in Moscow Idaho, Lewiston Idaho, Pullman Washington, Clarkston Washington and the surrounding area. Contact us today so we can begin preparing an effective defense on your behalf.

FAQ

In Idaho, the unlawful possession certain drugs are criminal offenses. The most common drug offense charged is “possession of a controlled substance.”  In Idaho, drug offenses are classified as either misdemeanor or felony offenses.

Whether a “possession of a controlled substance” charge is a misdemeanor or felony generally resolves around the type of controlled substance, the amount possessed, and whether there was intent to distribute the substance.

Examples of misdemeanor offenses include:

  • Possession of small quantities of marijuana (less than 3 oz)
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Frequenting a place where a person knows that drugs are being manufactured, cultivated, transported, or held for distribution, use or to be given away

Examples of felony offenses include:

  • Possession of controlled substances, including methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, LSD, ecstasy
  • Sale of controlled substances, including marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, LSD, ecstasy
  • Distribution of controlled substances including marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, LSD, ecstasy
  • Possession with intent to sell or distribute controlled substances
  • Possession of larger quantities of marijuana (more than 3 oz)

Marijuana offenses: Although a number of states have legalized the possession and use of marijuana, in Idaho it is still a crime to possess or use marijuana. Whether possession of marijuana is a misdemeanor or felony generally depends on the amount possessed.

  • Possession of less than 3 ounces of marijuana is a misdemeanor.
  • Possession of more than 3 ounces is a felony offense.
  • Possession of more than one pound of marijuana is considered felony trafficking, which results in a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 1 year and a minimum fine of $5,000 (Idaho Code §37-2732B).

In Washington, the unlawful possession of certain drugs are criminal offenses. The most common offense charged is “Violation of the Uniform Controlled Substances Act” (VUCSA), which prohibits the possession, distribution, manufacture, delivery, and sale of controlled substances. In Washington, drug offense are classified as either misdemeanor or felony offenses.

Whether a “possession of a controlled substance” charge is a misdemeanor or felony generally revolves around the type of controlled substance, the amount possessed, and whether there was intent to distribute the substance.

Examples of misdemeanor offenses include:

  • Possession of one ounce to 40 grams of marijuana
  • Illegal use of drug paraphernalia

Examples of felony offenses include:

  • Possession of more than 40 grams of marijuana
  • Possession of controlled substances, including methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, LSD, ecstasy
  • Sale of controlled substances, including marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, LSD, ecstasy
  • Distribution of controlled substances including marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, LSD, ecstasy
  • Possession with intent to sell or distribute controlled substances

Marijuana offenses: In Washington, an adult may possess up to one ounce of marijuana for personal use in private which is not subject to a criminal or civil penalty. The use of marijuana in public is prohibited and is subject to a civil penalty. Possession of between one ounce and 40 grams of marijuana is considered a misdemeanor offense, subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of 24 hours of jail up to a maximum jail term of 90 days and a maximum fine of $1,000.

Accused of a Drug Crime?

We can help protect your legal rights under the law.

Drug Crime Defense Attorneys
Wynn-Mosman
Wynn Mosman
Partner, Attorney at Law
Mark-Monson
Mark Monson
Partner, Attorney at Law