Provo Drug Distribution Lawyer | Utah Drug Dealer Defense
Consequences for Drug Sale Crimes
Utah law is some of the toughest regulation in the country in the area of drugs and alcohol. Laws are particularly harsh on those considered to be spreading the drug problem to others. Drug distribution charges will vary depending on several factors including the quantity of drugs, the type of drug, any prior offenses, and other aggravating factors such as the involvement of minors. Drug distribution law spans all types of controlled substances including marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines, and illegal distribution of legal drugs.
Drug distribution charges can quickly lead to jail time, heavy fines, social stigmas, loss of job or loss of job opportunities, and all the related individual and family turmoil. Don’t face your charges unprepared. The attorneys at Provo Criminal Defense dedicate themselves to ensuring drug defendants receive fair treatment and every protection afforded to them by law.
Utah Laws against the Sale of Marijuana
Marijuana distribution is one of the most common drug sale crimes. In Utah, it is a felony punishable by up to 5 years of imprisonment and fines of up to $5,000 to sell any amount of marijuana. If an individual sells marijuana in the presence of a minor, or within 1,000 feet of a school or other specified area (including churches, malls, public parks, and public parking lots to name a few), the offense and penalty is increased. Subsequent offenses also elevate the charge and the penalty. Selling marijuana paraphernalia is a misdemeanor in Utah, and becomes a felony if you sell paraphernalia to a minor. Furthermore, tax stamp laws in Utah subject you to tax penalties for marijuana possession and sale. All marijuana convictions also result in the suspension of your driver’s license.
Helping You Fight Your Drug Distribution Case
A Provo Criminal Defense attorney can make all the difference in your case. Police and prosecutors must follow strict policies and evidentiary procedures for their findings or charges to stand; we will hold them to that obligation and fight to drop all charges handled improperly. A good attorney will provide you with some peace of mind by walking you through the entire legal process from beginning to end. Our attorney will protect you against undeserved penalties. Furthermore, there is significant opportunity for negotiation agreements within the criminal justice system and our attorneys know what deals can be made.
Call to set up an initial consultation with one of our top-rate attorneys at our law firm 801.900.3717.