Possession of a controlled substance such as cocaine, methamphetamine, ecstasy or heroin, is a serious crime in Oregon. Upon conviction, a jail sentence and criminal record is a real possibility. You may also lose your driving privileges without the possibility of obtaining a hardship license for 6 months, unless you can present compelling reasons to the court as to why that should not happen.
At Gilroy Napoli Short Law Group, with offices in Portland and Salem, we vigorously defend people charged with drug crimes. Our attorneys have more than 25 years of combined experience in Oregon courts, and we work hard to protect the rights and preserve the freedom of our clients.
To schedule a free consultation with one of our Portland drug possession attorneys, call us at 503-747-7198.
Commercial Drug Offenses in Oregon
One of our major concerns will be to avoid a conviction for a “commercial drug offense.” For example, if you were arrested while in possession of $300 more in cash, packaging materials or a scale, and a certain quantity of a controlled substance, you could face a commercial drug offense that carries enhanced penalties.
Our lawyers will carefully analyze the state’s case looking for flaws that could lead to a positive outcome. Whenever possible, we make aggressive use of motions to suppress evidence that was illegally obtained. These and other actions could result in a dismissal of charges, an acceptable negotiated plea or not-guilty verdict.
Staying Out of Jail
Avoiding jail and conviction is a major goal of most of our clients who are charged with drug possession. Fortunately for people caught up in the criminal justice system, many counties in Oregon offer alternatives to conviction and jail. For example, if you are eligible for STOP Court in Multnomah County and you agree to your participation in an intensive drug treatment regimen, you can earn the possibility of having the charge against you dropped. We help our clients through this process all the time.
Certain people convicted of drug possession crimes may be eligible for an expungement. Our firm has successfully obtained expungements for numerous clients, including people convicted of felony marijuana crimes.
Contact Us for Results-Oriented Representation
For a free consultation about a drug possession case, contact Gilroy Napoli Short Law Group by calling 503-747-7198. We represent people in Portland, Salem, Beaverton, Hillsboro and elsewhere in Oregon.
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