Oklahoma continues to aggressively prosecute drug crimes, and anyone caught up in the drug trade faces the prospect of years behind bars. Even getting caught with a small amount of marijuana or other controlled substance can result in severe penalties—all for one simple mistake. Please call Fassio Law if you were picked up on drug charges. A Yukon drug lawyer at our firm can review the evidence, discuss what penalties you face, and devise a defense strategy.
People get caught with drugs in a variety of situations. Some are stopped while driving with drugs resting in plain view on the passenger’s seat. Other people are caught in airports, schools, or public bathrooms with drugs. Some of the charges people face include:
Those convicted face fines and a possible jail or prison sentence. The punishment will depend on the charges and surrounding circumstances. Most first-time drug possession charges (Ok Stat § 6-2-402) can result in misdemeanor charges with a maximum penalty of one year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
A conviction for possession with intent, or trafficking, in drugs or controlled dangerous substances, holds a much more severe penalty, as these charges can carry prison sentences up to 20 years for a first offense. 63 Ok. Stat. 2-415. Oklahoma has recently revised its drug laws, however, so you should consult an attorney to determine possible penalties.
Remember to discuss your criminal history, as well, since that impacts sentencing. Someone with multiple convictions for drug possession can ultimately face felony charges.
In addition to facing lengthy incarceration terms in prison, there are also downstream repercussions of a conviction, including public embarrassment, job loss, and difficulty finding an apartment or getting a loan. A drug charge results in a criminal history which almost anyone can find with a few clicks of the mouse. The best bet is to fight these charges zealously to protect your freedom and reputation.
Fassio Law can defend anyone arrested for a drug crime. We have raised many defenses on behalf of our clients, including:
The state’s evidence can be shakier than they let on. We can find gaps in the evidence or conflicting testimony and use it to your advantage.
No one should try to defend themselves against drug charges without the assistance of an experienced law firm. Our firm can review the charges in a confidential case assessment if you call us at (405) 593-8444, or click here and you can schedule a time for us to call you.