Conyers & Nix: Experienced Drug Crime Defenders
If you are charged with a crime for violating Utah’s drug and marijuana laws, you’re likely anxious about what this could mean for your future. Will drug crimes go on your public record for the rest of your life? Are you going to be able to keep your job? Will you have to pay fines or go to jail?
If you have questions about your drug and marijuana charge that you need to be answered, we’re here to help. We are an experienced Salt Lake City criminal defense team, and we’ve assisted thousands of clients with different criminal cases. No matter what the circumstances are surrounding your drug and marijuana charge, we’re prepared to fight for you inside and outside of the courtroom.
For more information, here are our practice areas and ways in which we can assist you with your drug crimes case.
Conyers & Nix Drug Crime Practice Areas
Driving With Measure Controlled Substance (DMCS)
DMCS means that someone was driving with the chemical leftovers (metabolite) of a controlled substance in their body. For instance, if someone was driving while smoking marijuana that would be a different charge than someone who had smoked marijuana and then hopped behind the wheel of their car. DMCS is a class B misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to six months in jail and up to $1,000 in fines.
When you contact Conyers & Nix, we’ll ask you about everything that happened when a police officer pulled you over to see if procedures were lawful and correct. If they weren’t, we could use that in your court case to your advantage. Contact us now with the details and we’ll let you know our strategy.
Possession of Drugs With An Intent to Distribute
Distributing drugs is such a serious crime that even possession with intent to distribute will land someone a second-degree felony, which can result in a one to fifteen-year prison term and up to $10,000 in fines in Utah.
If you’ve are charged with possession with intent to distribute but you believe that these charges are not correct, then you reach out to our team, we are top criminal defense lawyers and prepared to fight for you.
Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Charges
Possessing drug paraphernalia is a class B misdemeanor, and someone who is convicted of it could spend up to six months in jail and face a fine of up to $1,000. Essentially, Utah law dictates that drug paraphernalia is an item you could use to cultivate, ingest, inhale, inject, or store drugs. If an adult over 18 delivers paraphernalia to someone who is under 18 years of age they could be convicted of a third-degree felony, which means possibly going to jail for up to five years and paying a fine of up to $5,000.
Getting charged with possessing drug paraphernalia is worrisome if you aren’t sure what to do. Don’t worry: Conyers & Nix is here for you, so reach out to us with your questions and concerns.
Possession of Marijuana Defense Attorneys
Unlike in other states around it, the recreational use of marijuana in Utah is still illegal. In order to use it or possess it, you need to have a legitimate medical reason. The amount of marijuana someone possesses – as well as what they intend to do with it – will determine how they are charged. For instance, if they possess less than one ounce of it, it’s a class B misdemeanor and they could have to go to jail for up to six months and pay a fine of up to $1,000. If they possess more than 100 pounds of marijuana, they could be facing second-degree felony charges, which means they may have to go to jail for one to 15 years and pay a fine of up to $10,000.
Whether you are facing a misdemeanor charge or a felony charge for possession of marijuana, we’ve got your back. Contact us for assistance with your case.
Possession of a Controlled Substance
Possession of a controlled substance refers to any drugs that a person is legally not allowed to have. It could include cocaine, heroin, meth, ecstasy, MDMA, ketamine, psilocybin mushrooms, LSD, or other illegal drugs. Depending on the circumstances surrounding a case, charges could be classified as a misdemeanor or a felony, just like with possession of marijuana.
Either way, it’s scary to be charged with possession of a controlled substance because you aren’t sure what you could be convicted of. If you get in touch with Conyers & Nix, we’ll answer all your questions about your charges and plan a strategy for your future.
Why Work With Conyers & Nix?
At Conyers & Nix, we never take the easy road. We fight for all of our clients, no matter what kinds of drug or marijuana charges they are up against. We go over the details of every single case with our clients to see if we have any legal leverage. Most of the time, we choose to fight cases in the courtroom instead of pleading out. We only reach plea deals when we feel they are the best option for our clients.
As soon as you contact us, we will get back to you within 24 hours or less. And then as we work together, we’ll keep you updated on your case and give you the information you need to stay in the loop. We’ll remind you of upcoming court dates and locations and appear with you in court when needed.
What are you waiting for? If you’re facing drug and marijuana charges, get in touch with us today to schedule your initial consultation. Remember to email us the details of the alleged incident, the date it allegedly occurred, and the location of your upcoming court appearance, if you have one.