Why You Need To Take Your Drug Charges Seriously — Even Minor Offenses
In Oklahoma, a drug charge that might be considered minor or even legal in another state, such as marijuana possession, can result in severe penalties. In fact, a marijuana possession conviction can result in up to a year in jail.
Regardless of the drug charge, it is important that you take the matter seriously and retain a skilled criminal defense lawyer to defend you.
Do Not Lose Hope
It is also important that you do not lose hope. Perhaps you feel like the evidence against you is too strong to fight. That is certainly what police and prosecutors want you to think.
At the Swain Law Group, based in Norman, Oklahoma, we have defended against many drugs charges and, time-after-time, have witnessed evidence being thrown out and cases dismissed because of illegal police procedures or weak evidence.
Our Drug Cases
From controlled dangerous substances (CDS), including marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine, to illegal possession or distribution of prescription drugs, such as oxycodone and hydrocodone, we have handled charges involving:
- Drug possession
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
- Possession with intent to distribute
- Drug distribution
- Drug trafficking
- Aggravated drug trafficking
- Drug cultivation and manufacturing
Frequently Asked Questions
We are available to answer questions such as the following about your drug offense case.
If I am convicted of possession of marijuana, what consequences can I expect in Oklahoma?
Simple possession is a misdemeanor and may result in a fine of up to $1,000 and one year in prison. Growing marijuana or allowing someone else to cultivate marijuana on your property may result in a fine of up to $50,000 and up to two years in prison. Possession of 25 pounds or more is a felony trafficking charge and may bring you a fine of up $100,000 and two years in prison.
I was driving through Oklahoma when I was arrested with a load of marijuana in my truck on my way east from Colorado. What potential penalties am I looking at?
Drug trafficking is considered a serious crime in this state. It doesn’t matter if you were transporting marijuana from a state where possession of this controlled substance is legal. Depending on the quantity, you might face a fine of up to $500,000 for trafficking more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana.
I was accused of possessing drug paraphernalia, I believe these charges are unfair. What constitutes drug paraphernalia in this state?
A pipe or bong commonly used to smoke marijuana is considered paraphernalia, and you may face serious consequences if you are convicted of possessing such items, especially if they contain residue of marijuana – even just ashes. Other examples of illegal paraphernalia in Oklahoma include scales, mixing devices and hypodermic syringes. You need aggressive defense if you have been charged with a crime involving alleged drug paraphernalia.
In every drug crime case we take on, our criminal defense team first begins by reviewing how the evidence was obtained. There are specific rules that police need to follow regarding the search and seizure of drugs or paraphernalia. If we find that authorities failed to follow these rules and performed an illegal search, we will seek to have the evidence thrown out and potentially even have the case dismissed.
Even if the evidence was obtained correctly, there may be problems with it. Whatever the case may be, we know the law and defense strategies to help you.
Whether through negotiation or trial, we are prepared to stand up for you, keep you out of jail and help obtain the best possible outcome.
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Learn more about the process and what to expect if you or your loved one has been charged with a drug offense.