Drug crimes encompasses a wide range of situations from possession to distribution. Having spent the first 15 years of his career litigating as a drug crimes attorney in Layton and Salt Lake City, Joseph Jardine has worked on a wide variety of drug crime cases, including simple possession, large-scale distribution, methamphetamine laboratories, firearm infractions and money laundering. Regardless of how big or small you think your drug charge is, it is imperative that you consult with a drug crimes lawyer to discuss your options.
Utah has some of the most severe drug penalties in the nation, certain drug crimes dependant on several factors can result in a federal indictment. Before you let this happen, consult with a criminal defense attorney.
Attorney Joseph Jardine prides himself on representing clients from all communities – like Layton– and backgrounds. Over the course of his storied career, Joseph has litigated countless drug-related offenses on behalf of young adults, professionals and repeat offenders in Layton. No drug-related offense is too much for the drug crimes attorneys at Jardine Law Offices, P.C., including marijuana, cocaine/crack, heroin, Oxycontin, Vicodin, Percocet and ecstasy/MDMA cases. Be aware that the laws recently changed, possession of Schedule I substances, including Heroin, Meth, Cocaine, Marijuana, are now Class A misdemeanors. Drug law changes can cause more confusion and turmoil but trust that Joseph Jardine stays on top of every change and will work to find the benefits towards your case.
Not all drug crimes are related to illegal narcotics like cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines. Some of the most dangerous substances are actually prescription medications like Vicodin, Percocet and Oxycontin. Prescription drug cases have added elements like prescription fraud and distribution. Joseph Jardine has extensive experience as a drug crimes attorney in Layton and the surrounding areas. These cases have involved prescription fraud, the illegal purchase and/or distribution of prescription drugs, forgery and theft of prescription pads. As you can tell, a prescription drug charge covers many bases when the incident wasn’t that serious.
Drug trafficking charges in Layton have some the most punitive penalties in the criminal justice system and state prosecutors will be quick to gear up and throw the book at you even for a first offense or misunderstanding. Typically, the difference between drug distribution and drug trafficking rests on the means of transportation involved. Regardless of whether you are charged with transporting drugs across state lines or internationally, the penalties you face can be devastating, including life imprisonment and six-figure fines. They can have life changing effects like imprisonment, fines and a criminal record. This can prevent you from maintaining a job and doing anything successful in your life. The moment you fear that you could be facing a drug charge do not hesitate to seek the guidance of a Layton drug crimes lawyer.