Serious drug charges require experienced defense
According to a study by an advocacy group, there have been more than 240,000 arrests in the state of Washington over the past 25 years for marijuana possession alone. Public pressure and the war against drugs have only increased efforts to enforce drug laws — sometimes without regard to legal search and seizure.
At The Woods Law Office, PLLC, we serve clients throughout the Puget Sound area who have been charged with or arrested for marijuana, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, hallucinogens, illegal prescriptions and other drug crimes. Tacoma drug crimes lawyer Doug Woods is a former city and county prosecutor and experienced criminal defense attorney who understands what is required to obtain an acquittal on drug charges and all the factors that go into determining levels of sentencing.
Every drug charge comes with serious repercussions
Almost all drug offenses are felonies. However, the possession of less than 40 grams of marijuana is a simple misdemeanor — and even that has a mandatory minimum penalty of one day in jail and a $450 fine for a first offense. The maximum penalty for possession of less than 40 grams of marijuana is 90 days in jail and a fine of $1,000. Think, too, about how even a misdemeanor drug conviction can affect your job or your ability to obtain professional licensure or a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and your relationships with friends and family.
Whether you have been charged with drug possession, distribution or manufacturing, we have the experience and knowledge to zealously prepare a defense on your behalf — challenging evidence that may have been illegally obtained and questioning the reliability of witnesses.
If you have been arrested or believe you are under investigation for any of the following drug crimes, it is imperative that you contact us immediately:
- Providing controlled substances to minors
- Possession with intent to distribute
- Drug trafficking
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Illegal manufacturing and delivery
You have the right to have an attorney present before you are questioned. Protect your rights — do not talk to the police or the district attorney, city attorney or other prosecutor before you talk to drug defense lawyer Doug Woods.
We can discuss your needs during a confidential, free consultation with Tacoma drugs lawyer Doug Woods
Let drug crimes attorney Doug Woods hear you out and discuss some of your options. To schedule a free consultation, please contact us online. We can arrange weekend or evening appointments and also offer flexible, affordable payment plans.