Drug Offenses are typically classified as Class B or Class C felonies in Washington State. One of the first things considered in a drug case is whether there was an illegal search and seizure constituting a violation of the clients constitutional rights and whether a suppression issue exists.
Some clients may be eligible for Drug Court (a one year treatment program in lieu of jail time). Those who are not eligible for Drug Court may qualify for a drug offender sentencing alternative program if they have committed no prior violent offense within 10 years and have no prior sex offense convictions. This can be either a two year treatment program (including 90 to 180 days “in-patient” treatment) or “prison based” depending on the clients prior felony history. (This essentially cuts a prison sentence in half from the mid point of the sentencing range and could be further reduced by “good tune”). Drug offenses include (but are not limited to) the following offenses:
- POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-METHAMPHETAMINE
- POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-COCAINE
- POSSESSION OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE-HEROIN
- MANUFACTURE, DELIVER OR POSSIESSION WITH INTENT TO DELIVER MARIJUANA
- CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE HOMICIDE
- DELIVER OR POSSESS WITH INTENT TO DELIVER METHAMPHETAMINE
- DELIVER OR POSSESS WITH INTENT TO DELIVER COCAINE
- MANUFACTURE METHAMPHETAMINE
Clark Fridley has over 25 years experience representing clients charged with Drug offenses in Southwest Washington State.
Clark W Fridley
Attorney at Law
4400 NE 77th Ave., Suite 275
Vancouver, WA. 98662