Types of Drug Crime Charges in Oregon
Each conviction carries its own penalties which depend on the specific
circumstances of the alleged crime. Regardless of the exact type of crime
that you have been charged with, it is advised that you seek legal counsel
Our firm can defend you against the following types of drug crimes:
- Possession of a controlled substance
- Possession with intent to sell
- Transportation or sale of a controlled substance
- Possession of paraphernalia
- Manufacturing of a controlled substance
Drug charges can be made involving a wide variety of substances, including
cocaine, marijuana, heroin, methamphetamines, and party drugs like ecstasy
and LSD. Additionally, prescription drugs can be included in drug crime
charges if you were allegedly caught with a prescription drug that you
did not have a valid prescription for. Even possession of drug paraphernalia
such as scales and syringes can result in a criminal charge.
Drug Possession Penalties
In 2017 Oregon passed a law (HB 2355) changing most drug possessions from felonies to misdemeanors. It only
applies to very small amounts of drugs: up to a gram for MDMA and heroin,
up to 2 grams for cocaine or methamphetamine, and up to 40 doses of oxycodone
or LSD. Any amount larger than those is subject to the same felony charge
that was around before the new law.
Misdemeanor drug penalties can include:
- Up to a year incarcerated
- A fine of up to $6,250
Hire Fierce Defense for Your Charges
When you are facing serious drug crime charges, don't give up hope or try
to fight alone. Our Hillsboro criminal defense attorneys and legal team
are here to fight for your rights and your freedom. We truly care about
our clients and helping you succeed.
Contact Cornerstone Law Group now to learn how we can help.